⁃ Pick one word that best describes you!
⁃ Give a brief description about yourself including where you grew up.
I was born in North Carolina, but grew up for the most part on Vashon Island near Seattle Washington. I loved sports throughout my childhood and teens playing all 3 seasons. Soccer until I could play Football, wrestling, baseball, and track, switching it up along the way. If I wasn't playing a sport I was in the weight room. I am competitive by nature and love a good challenge. I hate not being able to do something. I am married to my beautiful wife Casey and have 3 amazing children Sierra, Cayden, and Taryen.
⁃ What is your favorite sport?
Playing football. I hate watching it though. I would rather play than sit in front of a T.V.
⁃ What do you do in your spare time? Hobbies??
⁃ When did you first start Crossfit & why?
In October around 4 years ago. I was really out of shape and gained a few more pounds than I liked while working shift work. I needed something different and kept losing workout partners. They would fall off then I would soon after. I was tired of the same old boring routine. Chest on Mondays, back on Tuesdays.....
⁃ What made you decide to become a CF coach?
The community, I did more than drank the Kool-Aid.
⁃ What certifications do you currently have and what certifications would you like to get?
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Scaling Course, CrossFit Spot The Flaw, CrossFit Programming. My goal is to get all of the Crossfit Certs eventually.
⁃ What is your Favorite & Least Favorite element in Crossfit?
Favorite Double Unders, Least favorite Rowing!
⁃ What do you think makes a great CF coach?
Possessing Empathy. Knowing the struggles and frustrations that come along with wanting to be healthy.
⁃ What would you say to that one person that is skeptical about joining a Crossfit gym?
Just drop in! You won't regret it. I was scared to start. It even took me a couple months to get the courage to drop in. I'm glad I did and wish I would have sooner.
⁃ What is one quote you live by?
Speak softly and carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt