About Coach

Growing up with 3 brothers made my life very competitive at a very young age. I played baseball, basketball, and football until I graduated high school. In college, I played football. After college, I was mostly working out in an “old school” Golds Gym. Workouts were mainly comprised of picking things up and putting them down. When I got married and started a family, my workout time became very scarce. So with the limited time I had, I took to running. I actually stuck to running for about 20 years. I ran many races in the 20 years. Some of my best times: 5K 18:04, 10K 41:42, half marathon 1:27:01, Manchester Road Race 28:58 CrossFit found me in 2012 at the age of 49 I found CrossFit to be right up my alley. Combined. I have been competing in the open since I began CrossFit. I have qualified for the Masters age group regionals 5 times. My best overall finish was back in 2020 in the 55-59 masters. I finished 63 overall in the world.

Turning Point

My first job working in a lumberyard while I was still going to college was my turning point. Self-confidence and failure was my enemy. I never wanted to take the lead because following was easy and less chance for failure. I realized very quickly if I didn’t step outside my comfort zone I would never grow as an individual. I had to force myself to be uncomfortable and take on new challenges for my Family and my career. I conquered the enemy by asking to take on leadership roles at work. When my kids came of age I volunteered to coach youth sports. I coached for over 10 years. The sports included basketball, baseball, and soccer. I never played soccer myself and I was way outside my comfort zone on this one. In my 40-year work career, I started as a Forklift operator and finished as a warehouse Sales Manager. Now in retirement, I continue to challenge myself by coaching CrossFit.

Motivation & Passion

My purpose for coaching is to keep challenging myself to be better each day and motivate others to believe in themselves and have fun along the CrossFit journey.

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