Hi! I am Jeremy, Co-owner and Coach at Desert Devil CrossFit. I’m originally from Illinois but grew up in Minnesota and California. I joined the Air Force in 1990 and retired after 22 years. From the start of my Air Force career, I developed a love of weightlifting and fitness through bodybuilding, powerlifting, and CrossFit. CrossFit is the most effective way that I’ve found to get a workout in and stay fit no matter who you are and where you start. My passion for CrossFit led me to open Desert Devil where it is my mission to provide an environment of learning and fun while working on fitness in every class for every individual. I want my members to discover inner-strength they didn’t know they had, work smarter not harder, and develop weaknesses into strengths.

Here’s a little bit more about my fitness background:

  • Co-Owner/CrossFit level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance

Juliet Ricci


Hi, I am Juliet, Co-owner and Coach at Desert Devil CrossFit. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist and L2 Fascial Stretch Therapist. I hold a Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Institute Certification as well.

I discovered fitness later in life. CrossFit, coupled with years of working as a massage therapist, has become an exciting tool I’ve added to my tool chest for helping others. I found that being able to teach others to be strong and move well while putting health and wellness first can be one of the most effective healing tools.

At Desert Devil CrossFit, my goal is to provide a supportive atmosphere where I help each individual find and cultivate their “why.” Meeting people at the personal level and nurturing their growth is what enables me to excel as a coach and healer and keeps me excited about my craft. Whether I am coaching or treating someone on my table, keeping people in motion physically and mentally at any age, level, or ability—no matter how many curves in the road there may be—is what I am called to do!

  • Co-owner/CrossFit Level 2
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Nutrition Coach

Hi! My name is Jessica Lazare. I’m a native of Seattle, WA. Yes, I love Coffee and no, I don’t know obscure grunge bands. I never knew I was a sun person until I moved to the desert!

I love CrossFit because there is always some new skill to learn or way to challenge yourself. I am, by nature, a problem solver. I enjoy breaking things down into steps and bite-size pieces to solve a problem or achieve a goal and make progress. This process can be applied to anything, whether a tough workout, a work project, or helping others achieve their goals. As I coach, I believe everyone can improve themselves and their movement practice no matter when or where they start. Sometimes we just need to start with baby steps.

Desert Devil CrossFit became my family away from home soon after I moved to Las Cruces. I have never been part of a gym that’s so warm and welcoming and genuine. As a member and a coach, I am truly honored to be a part of this community.

  • Crossfit Level 2 Trainer

Kelsey Wright


Hi I am Kelsey Wright, a Las Cruces native who fell in love with the foundation and meaning of CrossFit after my very first workout. I show through action, and coach through experience to those around me who are in need of a vision, that life is full of inconveniences and ugly truths but how you choose to respond to it is what sets the tone for your life. My main focus for my classes is keeping the FUN in Functional fitness, with an end goal for each workout, you’ll work hard, but you’ll also enjoy the lifelong process and relationships you make.

Desert Devil CrossFit is not only a gym, we are also a community of kind, generous, hilarious and hardworking people. One of the best choices I have made in my life was becoming part of this family.

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
We look forward to working with you. Click here to check out our CrossFit class schedule, or give us a call at (575)288-1177 to find out more