I’ve been interested in health and physical training from a young age.
After wrestling in high school, I joined the United States Marine Corps
where I gained extensive training in advanced desert warfare, hand-to-hand
combat, USMC martial arts (black belt), and physical/mental preparedness.
After serving 3 tours in Iraq (2 in Al Qaim, 1 in Al Asad), I
decided to leave the military and focus on my civilian life. This is when my CrossFit journey truly began.
I had decided to concentrate on weightlifting once I was out of the
Military. I also gained my Associate of Science degree in Physical
Education in May 2011. After a friend introduced me to CrossFit, I
started integrating CrossFit workouts into my strength program, with great
success. I soon realized that CrossFit was my avenue to true fitness, both
physical and mental. I formally started CrossFit full-time in October
2012, and haven¹t looked back. I earned my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification in March 2013 and came on staff at CrossFit Altius at its opening in April 2013. My personal goals are to continue my growth as a CrossFit athlete using
exceptional programming/training, further my coaching experiences and earn my CrossFit Gymnastics certification.
I have enjoyed coaching new and seasoned athletes, watching them grow
physically, mentally and emotionally. I truly enjoy coaching people past
the barriers they thought they could never overcome. I have witnessed and
participated in the changing of people’s lives for the better, enabling
people to become healthier and to exceed their personal goals. It has
been a wonderful ride watching CrossFit Altius grow as a supportive
community and I look forward to all the growth and successes of Altius and
all the individual athletes in the future.
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! –Rocky Balboa
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified