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Inspired by those around him in the United States Coast Guard, Stephen began training years ago, ultimately leaving his position in industrial welding supplies in 2021 to found Kingfisher Strength in his hometown of Irmo, SC. When not lifting, Stephen is most often coaching youth soccer or watching his two sons’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons.

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Burgener Strength Specialty Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • Eleiko Recovery Course Certified
  • Eleiko Injury Prevention Course Certified
  • Eleiko Mental Performance Course Certified
  • TenThousand Endorsed



Hannah is an Exercise Science major in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. With 4+ years lifting experience, Hannah loves training and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Her goal is to encourage others to lead an active life, help them feel comfortable in the gym, and set and reach their personal and fitness goals.

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Burgener Strength Specialty Weightlifting Trainer



An architect by trade, Tara guides many of the design and operational components of Kingfisher Strength. Long-versed in at-home fitness and yoga programs, Tara warmed to the idea of programmed strength training after undergoing knee surgery from an injury and hasn’t looked back. She has since completed her ISSA Transformational Specialist Certification in fitness behavioral patterns, and regularly contributes to many of Kingfisher’s classes.

  • ISSA Certified Transformational Specialist
  • ISSA Strength & Conditioning Specialist

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