Operations Manager - Coach
Alex Branom is a Professional MMA and Muay Thai fighter. He started with the original Team Quest in 2003 and received his purple belt under Eddie Bravo in 2011. He also spent some time in Thailand, where he travelled and trained throughout the country. He is a Rajanderm Stadium veteran and has trained with legendary Jean Wayne Parr, Saenchai sor Koingstar, Pornsehnee Sitmonchai, Hongthonglex, the best of the best in Muay Thai. He graduated from TeamQuest’s instructors’ course in 2007 and has been coaching since 2008. In the past four years, he has competed in 14 MuayThai matches. Now that he is back in the US, he has been focusing on his MMA career and developing his Muay Thai for MMA http://tqmmathailand.com/team-quest-thailand-fighter-on-rise/
Robin is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and coach in Portland, OR. Robin first got exposed to MMA through kickboxing and fitness classes in 2006. In 2011 she took her first fight and has since distinguished herself as one of the top 125lb female fighters in the region. She was the FCFF Female Fighter of the Year in 2011 and also received the FCFF Most Unique Finish 2013 for her powerbomb slam knockout of Katie Howard. She began competing in Muay Thai in 2016 and fell in love with the sport. She has had the privilege to train at Burke Camp as well as the Fairtex facility in Thailand. She has continued her instruction under Alex Branom and Noah Kramer, both students of Ajarn Dan Burke. Robin has a deep love of rugby, especially 7s, and used to play for the Oregon Rugby Sports Union Women’s Premier League team. She is still an avid touch rugby player and has represented the USA in 2 World Cup tournaments.
Head Boxing Instructor
George Gonzales has been coaching boxing for over 25 years. He was David Banks's coach when he won The Contender. As a young boxer, George won the National Golden Gloves in 1969 at Featherweight.
He works with all ages and ability levels. His students range from 5-70 years old, and include professional MMA and Muay Thai fighters as well as professional boxers. George's style promotes good footwork, technical striking, and mobility.
Dom builds her workouts based on high intensity interval training using kettlebells, barbells, and calisthenics while catering to individual needs. She’s grown up playing sports and participated competitively in basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, rock climbing, rugby, and Olympic weightlifting. She practices boxing at World Class Athletics with the intention to compete and currently competes in USAW Olympic weightlifting out of Industrial Strength Gym. She hopes to bring a positive, all inclusive atmosphere to training and understands the importance of adaptive coaching for various kinds of athletes. As she has transitioned into Muay Thai, her ability to appropriately modify the boxing skills to make them even more effective has been very impactful.
Outside of the gym you can find her at a coffee shop listening to music and drawing.