Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Certificate
My main career is as a pilot, which I was lucky to begin during high school. I continued the path of balancing high school football and flying, until I realized that I enjoyed flying so much that I enrolled into a university dedicated to aeronautical sciences and flight school. However, in doing so, I also needed a physical outlet to replace football; which drove me into the world of bodybuilding and powerlifting. This festered my love for the barbell and the continual grind that "the gym" brings, throughout my time especially as a flight instructor just budding into the Commercial Airlines. I am now currently a full-time Pilot for SkyWest Airlines, and also keep my Certified Flight Instructor ratings current for flight instruction capabilities. I now dedicate my time to not only my career as a pilot; but also, as a CrossFit member, coach, and enthusiast.
During my ambitions in bodybuilding and powerlifting, I just wanted to be as "big" as I possibly could. I began eating consistently over 8,000 calories per day, which brought me to a staggering weight of 280 pounds! However, I did not like the way I felt, and I especially did not like the way I looked; even though, my lifts were stronger and heavier than they have ever been. This is where my close friends introduced me to CrossFit. Of course, I immediately fell in love with the Olympic Weightlifting portions of CrossFit; however, the gymnastics and the cardiovascular challenges that this sport brings only made my love and obsession grow stronger for it.
Motivation and Passion
I have always loved teaching and coaching, and this was especially true in my career as a flight instructor. I truly enjoy seeing the progress that CrossFit participants and gym members have on a daily basis, and learn so much from everyone I encounter. I am always motivated when I see everyone achieve their goals, and strive to be better each day after each workout!