I was born and raised in the South Sound area of Washington, so this place has always been close to my heart. Growing up, my parents made sure I was always active through sports and the Boy Scouts. This prepared me for the physical demands of the military when I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and became a commissioned officer in the United States Army. During my tenure as a Soldier, I served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While serving in the Army, I developed a distinct understanding of and appreciation for the need for peak physical fitness in order to meet the heavy physical demands of deployment. By the same token, I realized the advantages that physical fitness brings to everyday life.
I returned home to Washington in 2012 after leaving active service. With respect to my fitness, I was just doing the normal bodybuilding routines that most everyone who works out has inevitably performed. My workouts were monotonous and repetitive. I was losing the motivation to keep myself at the high level of fitness I had achieved during my time in the Army.
Simultaneously, my best friend was making positive changes to his lifestyle to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight, and he wanted my help to keep him accountable and motivated. We had both heard of CrossFit and decided it would be a good change of pace to break the tedious repetition and routine of typical weightlifting workouts. We signed up at a local gym, took a class, and I’ve been hooked ever since. CrossFit constantly varies workouts so that you never get bored, and fosters a community of support and camaraderie. I quickly developed dreams of becoming a coach and opening my own gym to inspire the fitness and confidence I achieved through CrossFit. I am beyond thankful that, with my friends and partners, Austin and Adam, those dreams are now a reality.
During my time in the Army training and leading Soldiers, I developed the skills needed to coach and instruct a wide range of individuals, including teaching how to break down multi-layered tasks and tailoring my instructions to suit the individual I am working with. I can assess an individual's strengths and weaknesses and, through coaching, turn those weaknesses into strengths, motivating others to reach their full potential. I can help put you on a program to become healthy and fit, inside and outside of the gym.
Welcome to Town. Let's get Rooted in Strength together.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance
Coach Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
CrossFit Judges Course
Army Master Fitness Trainer Phase 1
CPR Adult, Child, & Infant with AED Certification