I’m from Long Lake, MN, or “The Center of the Universe,” as I like to call it. I am 24 years old and the middle child between two lovely sisters. I love animals! I have two cats, Fat Cat and Little Cat – feel free to ask me about that anytime. I grew up playing sports and doing all kinds of shenanigans with my friends while also dabbling in music on the drums.

I love to be outside! Hiking and climbing are two of my favorite things to do other than CrossFit along with any type of fitness or outdoor endeavors.

Athletic Background

I have been involved in some sport all of my life. However, lacrosse was my favorite and main sport growing up, which I played for many years through U14-U17 clubs and my high school, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and a little bit at Colorado State University. Unfortunately, my athletic career has been shrouded with injuries, but that actually drives me to be a better coach for every athlete with whom I work. I know the importance of a healthy, fully-functioning body, and I try to bring and teach that knowledge to every class and session. 

Finding CrossFit

My mom introduced me to CrossFit! My sweet, sweet mother brought me to CrossFit Plymouth, the OG SISU location, back in 2010 when I was just a plump, wee-little, 14-year old lad, and a man was there by the name of Pat Crosby just whooped my butt! I had never felt so crushed yet accomplished at the same time. It was love at first sight, and I was totally hooked.

Why You Coach

I coach because of the way that it makes me feel. The internal reward I receive each time an athlete reaches one of their goals is like Christmas morning! I love to develop people, and I think everybody, certainly including myself, can get better. That is the ever-evolving challenge that brings me satisfaction and gratitude from my work and really what fitness is all about to me. 

Credentials

Secret Ninja Movement/Skill

Rowing

Nemesis Movement/Skill

Heavy oly lifting and running

Favorite Cheat Meal

Peanut butter filled pretzel bites specifically from Trader Joe’s.