Growing up there was no off-season in my family; all of us played hockey year-round and soccer in the summer. In 2003 I attended SUNY Brockport and played hockey for the Jr. Americans. In the end of 2003 I joined the Marine Corps infantry and spent 9 years in the reserves, deploying to Iraq, Australia, and Morocco. During my years with the Marine Corps I continued to play hockey as well dabbling in amateur body-building. I spent a few years from 2006-2008 working as a personal trainer after receiving my ACE training certification but was increasingly frustrated with the people’s willingness to try and stick with the functional movements that are so important to everyone’s health. I first discovered CrossFit in early 2009 and was instantly drawn to the functionality of the movements. I quickly adopted the CrossFit methodologies into my lifestyle, including everything from programing to nutrition. In late 2009, I found CrossFit Oldtown (CFOT) and was hooked, soaking up everything I could from Jerry and Melissa. Joining CFOT ignited a passion within me for helping others to experience the amazing benefits of CrossFit in the same way that I did. In July of 2012 I received my Level 1 Certification and have been assisting at CFOT ever since!