Casey Passafaro

Casey Passafaro

Owner / Head Ninja Coach
Casey's Bio

  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Season 8 & 9 Competitor
  • CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge – 2016
  • Competitive Obstacle Course Racing
  • CrossFit Level 1 certified, CPR/AED certified, and a board certified Nurse Practitioner.

Casey Passafaro is a two-season veteran of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.  She has also competed on CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge.  She holds her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  In addition to owning NoVa Ninja & CrossFit Loudoun, she works full-time as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  

Joye Elsbury

Joye Elsbury

General Manager
Joye's Bio

  • General Manager

Joye Elsbury is the general manager of NoVa Ninja.

Dustin Ziska

Dustin Ziska

Course-setter / Ninja Coach
Dustin's Bio

Coach Dustin is our resident Adult/Teen Ninja Night coach.  He is an experienced ninja himself and an expert course setter.  He’s placed 1st in “Goliathon,” and was awarded the coveted “David” status which only a handful of people in the country have achieved.

He enjoys training new ninja athletes just as much as experienced veterans. He looks to compete on American Ninja Warrior and consistently trains for the opportunity year round!

Mike Dawkins

Mike Dawkins

Coach & Shift Supervisor
Mike's Bio

  • Coach

Clayton Elsbury

Clayton Elsbury

Coach
Clayton's Bio

  • Coach

Oleksii Nikitenko

Oleksii Nikitenko

OCR Program Developer & Coach
Oleksii's Bio

  • OCR Program Developer & Coach