CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
What do you specialize in?
What are you passionate about?
I have always been passionate about fitness, and what the human body is capable of achieving when you learn to control your mind.
What do you love most about coaching your members?
The daily interactions with people trying to better themselves, especially on those cold and early mornings when it would be a lot easier to sleep in. Those are my people.
What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?
Ironman All-World Athlete and Navy Deep Sea Diver
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? What path brought you here?
I had always struggled as a triathlete because I also love the feeling of lifting heavy weights. When my company sent me to the CrossFit Games in 2017 I became hooked and saw there was a better way to approach the idea of “fitness”
What do you do when you’re not CrossFitting?
All of my time outside of CrossFitting is spent with my wife and our two pups, or renovating our RV!
What's your favorite quote?
“Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.”
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? Funny, interesting stories you’d like to tell?
Despite being a Navy Diver and Ironman Triathlete, swimming is my least favorite activity! In fact, during training in my final year in the military, we were doing an exercise where we had to tread water with one brick in our hand and the other held over our heads. I had never been coordinated enough to figure out the “egg-beater” that normal people use to stay afloat, and resorted to scissor-kicking. I quickly ran out of oxygen and lost my vision. I stuffed the brick down my shorts and tried to swim to the side of the pool, but couldn’t see where it was. I eventually saw it and stayed on the side for a few minutes gasping and belching up water until my sight finally came back.