I played baseball and basketball from the time I could walk. Athletics set me on the course that helped me end up where I am now. I met my wife (at the time girlfriend) through baseball, she was a trainer for my high school team. This brought us to Arkansas, where I played 1 year of Division I baseball at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I realized that I didn’t love the sport anymore, the only part I looked forward to was the weight room and all I could think about was how I would rather be doing CrossFit. I quit after that season and joined a CrossFit gym down the road, jumping at the first opportunity to intern. From the time I started coaching I never looked back. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Business but the only business I planned on doing was making gainz. I’ve made a lot of mistakes with my own training, nutrition, and coaching. I say that because I want to help others avoid those same mistakes. I got into coaching because I wanted to compete in the sport of CrossFit, but stayed because I fell in love with the community and how I get to play a small part in helping change people's lives. I’ve been coaching and personal training for almost 4 years and I have my CrossFit Level 2.
What do you love about CrossFit?
I love how it challenges you mentally, gives you a sense of accomplishment by showing you that you can do things you didn’t think you were capable of. I love how it’s for everyone, kids to older adults, it may need to be modified to the individual but the strength and movement patterns it teaches are something I believe everyone should be capable of doing.
Favorite go to meal?
I have the same breakfast everyday. 5 scrambled eggs with sautéed peppers, onions, spinach, and mushrooms then topped with some salsa. But wait there’s more. A cup of coffee and a huge bowl of oatmeal (1 ½-2 cups) topped with dark chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and blueberries. Sometimes I add peanut butter if I’m feeling crazy.
Favorite thing to do when you'r not coaching?
I like playing video games and hanging out with my dog.
The way of the SEAL by Mark Divine. It’s one of the best books on mindset I've ever read and its helped me improve my performance as a coach and athlete.
“Just do it” -Shia LaBeouf
“The hardest challenge is trying to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you somebody else.” -E.E. Cummings