- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Truman State University
- Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Logan University
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University
I am from Eureka, MO. Moved to Maryland in 2015 with wife Megan. We have a newborn son Isaac. We also have a dalmation named Cosmo, and a cat named Izzy. I am a Chiropractor at Henry Chiropractic and Wellness Center. I began olympic lifting to train for football in high school. I have been competing in olympic lifting since my freshman year of college for my university's club weightlifting team, The Truman State Irondog's.
- USAW Level 1
- CrossFit Level 1
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION AS A COACH?
I think my biggest contribution as a coach is the unique blend and application of my personal experience as a weightlifter, of just over 10 years, with my extensive educational background involving anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COACHING?
I have always enjoyed weightlifting (powerlifting, body building and olympic lifting) but I began coaching olympic lifting while competing at Truman State where I became certified as a USAW coach so that I could run the clubs lifting sessions.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF IRON FOUNDRY ATHLETICS?
I enjoy the outdoors, I am a big turkey and waterfowl hunter and have recently gotten in to deer hunting as well. I also play for the local rugby club, PAX River RFC.
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OR WANTING TO START CROSSFIT OR EXERCISE?
It's very important to get an excellent foundation in terms of technique and baseline strength. The complex movements take a lot of time and effort to master and should not be rushed. Do not get discouraged with the process, be patient.
FINISH WITH A QUOTE.
Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda