Meet the Team


Danny Sikkens

Founder / Development Director

Aim High Academy of Martial Arts is the realization of Founder and Development Dan Sikkens’ dream.  As the academy grows, so does the dream.  A 5th degree black belt under Master Tom Callos’ direction, Dan took his exceptional instructor and motivational skills and applied them toward creating a program to inspire others to travel with him along his own incredible journey in martial arts, in business, and the world.


Doug Ownby

Director/Board Member

Doug has been with Aim High since 2011 and is currently serving as the Director of the Martial Arts program. Currently, he holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, as well as a 3rd degree in the Fusion Program. Doug started martial arts in 2000 because he found himself being bullied at school. Outside of martial arts, Doug loves to ride motorcycles and spend time with his family.


John Wright

Floor Manager/Fusion Program Manager

John Wright has been with Aim High since 2006 and currently oversees all of the martial arts programs. Currently, John holds his 4th degree black belt in the Fusion program.

 John started his training in martial arts in 1997 because he wanted to be like Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. Outside of Aim High, John enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and participating in extreme sports. 


Julie Yokoshima

Front End Manager

Julie joined Aim High during the summer of 2018 and currently oversees the Front Desk! 

Julie graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Kinesiology in order to be an Exercise & Fitness Specialist. In her free time, Julie enjoys going on bike rides with her family.

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Hunter prins

Marketing & Events Manager

Hunter joined Aim High as the Marketing & Events Manager in August 2017. Hunter graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017 with a degree in Sports Business and Finance. In his spare time, Hunter loves to be outdoors and play sports with his friends! Fun fact: Hunter and his younger brother were two of Aim High’s first students back in 2004!

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Events Coordinator

Selina joined the Aim High team as our Events Coordinator in Summer 2018. In this role, Selina is tasked with planning all Events activities, including birthday parties, Parent’ Night Outs (PNO), and our Camps program. Selina enjoys working at Aim High because of the diverse work environment and likes the new challenges each day presents with all the different things that go on at Aim High! In her spare time, Selina enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Farrah, and exploring new food spots around Portland.


Randal Reeves

Warrior Program Lead

Teacher Randall has been instructing Martial Arts for nearly 20 years and has been with Aim High for the past five years. Randall specializes in using high-energy martial arts classes to motivate and teach kids from 3-7 years old on the importance of concepts such as: positive attitudes, respect, and self-discipline.


Sam Gregg

Fusion/Kickboxing Instructor

Sam started martial arts in 2003 and joined Aim High in 2006. Sparring and breaking boards are Sam's favorite parts of martial arts because they allow him to apply the techniques he learns in class and experiment with real-world applications. In his free time, Sam enjoys being outdoors, working on cars, and spending time with his daughters.


Maria Thomas  

Tang Soo Do Program Lead

Maria began studying Tang Soo Do in 1999 and has been with Aim High since 2013. Maria currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Maria has expansive weapons training and her favorites are the sword and bo staff. Maria loves working at Aim High because: "It's fun to work with a group of such talented, elite martial artists." In her spare time, Maria enjoys exploring visual arts and working as a stunt woman.


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Fusion Instructor

Logan is a Fusion instructor with a very impressive background in competitive martial arts. Accolades and awards. In addition to instructing Fusion classes, Logan also specializes in working with our Impact students who are severely impacted by Autism. 


Maygan Crawley

Customer Service Lead

Teacher Maygan joined Aim High during summer of 2018 as a Customer Service Lead. Maygan attended Pacific University and earned her degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice in hopes of working with disadvantaged youth.




Tracy mora

Warriors Program Lead

Bio coming soon!


Jake glazer

Fusion Instructor

Bio coming soon!