Hi, I'm Tate! I've worked in the coffee industry for just shy of 20 years starting in California, then in Phoenix, Austin, and now Seattle.
My favorite thing about coffee is how it brings people together from all different communities and backgrounds. I love chatting with and getting to know our regulars and guests coming in for the first time. I also appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into making a great cup of coffee— the farmers who grow the beans, choosing the perfect ingredients to go with the coffee, and brewing a delicious cup. My favorite drink always changes but is almost always espresso on ice with whatever flavor sounds good that day. An interesting fact about me is that on my days off I am part of a taiko ensemble and we play Japanese drums at events around the PNW!
We want YOU to feel invited and welcome here. We offer a sliding scale so that anyone who wants to start or continue on their CrossFit journey has a place at Tiltshift.
Our trainers have expertise working with athletes of all levels - from beginners to those who aspire to compete at the highest level.
Our Core Values guide everything that we do.
Love: We let our love for people guide our actions and always act from empathy, compassion, and understanding. Our love extends to everyone who steps into our gym, and into our lives.
Focus: We live with integrity and prioritize long-term goals over short-term gratification. We hone our craft and live with the intent to express our true selves, day-in and day-out.
Fire: We actively seek out feedback and learning opportunities. Passion consumes us, driving us to improve our skills and ourselves.