Owner, Coach, and CrossFit Games Champ 2014, Games Athlete (2012, 2013, 2014)
Fitness is my passion, and it has been for thirty-three years. At the age of fourteen, exercise intrigued me beyond mastering a basic level of competency. Even at that early age it struck me that if I could become stronger and faster and develop more endurance, then I would be able to play harder. Play being the operative word in the latter sentence. I do find exercise synonymous with fun. Of course, my definition of play may not be the same as others’, and even my own definition of it has changed over the years. I’ve moved from the kid on the playground scaling jungle gyms to a competitive athlete and a United States Marine, to my current roles as a coach, CrossFit competitor, husband, and the father of two amazing girls. As I passed through each stage, fitness has always enhanced my life, and it has been the key to my continued desire to push my potential for peak performance. Having met with great success in my fitness pursuits, I found myself asking, “How can I teach others to know gratification from their fitness, and what is it about my approach to exercise that makes it so inherent to me, so centering in my daily life?” In answer to this question, I founded CrossFit Oldtown. With my passion now my vocation, I’m able to share the knowledge I’ve gained though my pursuits and provide others with the tools necessary to achieve results from their workouts. CrossFit is also a great way to play hard!