I may be the most unlikely CrossFit coach you will meet. Though I dabbled in sports in high school (Rugby, Lacrosse, Soccer) and was my college badminton champion, I actually excelled in more arts oriented activities. I captained my high school debate team, performed in musicals and plays, I was in a traveling choir, and I was my college chess champion. What I love about all of these activities was constantly learning new things and the relationships that developed while working long hours perfecting a song or complicated dance routine.
When I started CrossFit 5 years ago, I was drawn to the same things: relationships and growth. Working out became a place that I could call home for an hour a day. My classmates became my family. We were all learning new things and pushing ourselves to the next level. I would lay awake at night strategizing the next day’s WOD or lift. There is nothing like achieving a fitness goal and have all your friends around to see it and cheer you on. It was clear that CrossFit would be a significant part of my life.
I do not bring as much athletic prowess to the gym as I do personality. I am often a better coach than athlete and I continue to work on balancing eating and drinking in a healthy way… I guess we are all in process. Let’s commiserate together if you are like me, maybe we can help each other become healthier and stop having cheat meals at every meal.
I absolutely love coaching, there is nothing more fulfilling than positive interactions and seeing people grow in their ability to move. Just last week I came home and told my wife how much fun I had seeing someone do an air squat correctly… she thinks I am weird.
When I am not in the gym I can be found running my business, taking classes for my masters in Clinical Mental Health, looking after my 4 kids or making a manhattan (another thing I am good at) and sitting on my porch. I also love golf, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, riding my motorcycle and smoking cigars.
3rd in the 2015 Fossil Games
Numerous participation ribbons
2012 Winter Wodfest
CrossFit level 1