Blaze Cadre

Offering the Support that Future Firefighters and Athletes Need


Shay Mountford

Firefighter, Mentor & Fitness Coach

According to the calendar I am 51 years old but I feel like I am 25 years old! I am entering my 20th year as a proud professional firefighter now. 


I am personal trainer and certified Emergency Medical Technician. I also hold 3 California state instructor certifications. I have a huge amount of passion and love for my family, friends, and my career. 


I love teaching and motivating anybody especially those who want to become firefighters.  I enjoy instructing during Academy time, as well as proctoring on oral board interviews.  


I have an amazing spouse along with two teenage boys and two cute pups who keep me on my toes.  The sports I enjoy are softball, ice hockey and trail running.

Additional Staff and Mentors

Our cadre would not be complete without our past Blaze athletes and current firefighters from fire departments across the Bay Area.

Kristi Mountford

Life and Fitness Coach
Operations Manager

Born and raised in San Jose, I still love the Bay Area. I spent many years in the corporate world until I gained a passion for helping others with their mental health and fitness. At Blaze of Glory Fitness, I help our clients get to that next better version of themselves and get them in the best shape for academy!