Nate Taylor, Coach & Owner

Nate had always been a competitive athlete so when introduced to CrossFit in 2007, he never looked back!  “This seemingly less superficial or organic approach to fitness is what grabbed my heart.  I loved knowing that the aspirations were to improve speed, strength and just to be a better athlete.” In 2008, Nate took a complete leap of faith and opened the 10th CrossFit in the state of Georgia…. CrossFit Paragon.  Recognizing that group exercise was accessible at a number of different gyms, Nate has made it his goal each day to provide his members with the most knowledgeable staff in the business and to have more fun in class than ANY other gym around!  When not coaching, you’ll most likely find Nate twerkin’ on the dance floor..what what? Nate competed in the 2017 CrossFit Games and as a team member of CrossFit Paragon at CrossFit Regionals in 2011, 2012 and 2013.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Burgner Olympic Lift
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Carl Paoli Gymnastics
  • International Sports Medicine Association
  • EMT-B/ G-Paramedic TC
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt KB Taekwondo
  • USCF cat-2

Krissi Brown, Coach

krissi-brownI found CrossFit in December 2008, and was hooked from “3,2,1…go”….. I have always considered myself an active person. I played sports in high school and continued working out after, which consisted of weight training, kick boxing, running, spin classes, body pump and yoga. None of these could have prepared me for CrossFit. My passion for CrossFit became apparent early on, and I knew this was something I had to make part of my life.In September 2010, I became CrossFit Level 1 Certified. I have competed in numerous local CrossFit competitions. I ranked 37th in the 2011 SE Regional qualifiers, and placed 6th with a team at the 2011 SE Regionals.My love for CrossFit means more to me than the physical attributes it has afforded me. CrossFit is about community, family and friends. I have formed some of the most important friendships and relationships, of my life, as a result of people I have met since starting CrossFit. CrossFit has made me the person I am today. I am so fortunate to go to work and do something I love every day. It is a dream come true for me to be able to share CrossFit with others and change their lives like it changed mine.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • World Kettlebell Club Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

Nichole Scott

nichole-scottI ventured into my first CrossFit gym at the end of 2012 looking to get out of my comfort zone. At that time, I was participating in triathlons and considered myself a regular gym rat, however it took me several months to work up the courage to walk into the CrossFit gym. After my first class, I was instantly hooked. I love the community at CrossFit and I also learned I loved to lift heavy-back squats are my favorite! I consistently worked out for a year and progressed to get my Level 1 certification because I love working with others and being a part of their fitness journey. I was a mental health therapist when I first became a coach and I think I was led to start coaching because I know a person’s mental health plays such a huge role in their overall health and fitness! It is exhilarating to watch people accomplish goals they didn’t see themselves obtaining and transform themselves mentally and physically. I am competitive (almost to a fault), a straight shooter, and like to let lose when it comes to gym time. I am thankful and feel very fortunate to work with the CrossFit Paragon family!


  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Michael Maiorano

michael-maioranoMichael grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, GA, and from his early childhood he’s been involved and excelling in all things sports, but not always the traditional stuff, the fun stuff! Starting off as a young gymnast that took him all the way to the Junior Olympics at the young age of 12, then on to High School football with the storied Norcross, GA Blue Devils, and along the way rockin’ out on “all sports with a board”, doing flips at the lake on his wakeboard, and big jumps in the mountains of Colorado on his snowboard, which led him to some time at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While in Colorado he found Crossfit, and from that point he was hooked! He is proud to have gained his Crossfit Level 1 Certification. His passions in life have always centered around fitness and athletics, and loves to see those around grow in their skills, confidence, and passion for life. Outside of the gym, Michael has been very involved in teaching, coaching, and working with some unique projects involved those with Special Needs. For several summers while in college, Michael worked in “Upstate” New York, near Lake George, at a unique camp centered around special needs adults. Keep an eye out for him at the gym as you just might see him “dancing”, or if you’re lucky, flipping around the gym and swinging on the rings!


Maryam Tabassian, DDS

Maryam found her passion in fitness in her late thirties.  In search for a solution to address the fatigue from the physical demands of her profession as a general dentist,  Maryam found Crossfit.  Simply after one month, there was no turning back.

“Crossfit truly changed my life.  Having a caring, knowledgeable,  and inspiring coach as well as a community to push me, motivate me, and hold me accountable for my fitness was what got me hooked on Crossfit.  Now this is my opportunity to give back and to make a positive lasting impact on other people’s lives.  Fitness is a journey and a privilege for all to truly enjoy.”


  • Crossfit Level I
  • Crossfit Level II
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting 
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Carl Paoli Gymnastics
  • OPEX Program Design 
  • OPEX Nutrition 
  • OPEX Life Coaching 
  • Bergeron Business of Excellence 
  • CPR Certified