Born and raised in SoCal, I’ve always been into an active lifestyle. As a kid, I spent my days skateboarding and playing baseball and street hockey. When I was 10 my family built a cabin in Big Bear and shortly thereafter I was introduced to snowboarding. Ever since then it was my dream to live in the mountains. I spent many winters living in Big Bear and working at the resort. 10 years ago I moved here full time with my wife, Melissa, and my two daughters, Natasha and Alyson. I also enjoy surfing, hiking, obstacle course racing, traveling, and quality time with good friends and great coffee.
Like most of us, I used the gym to stay healthy and as a way to condition my body for the activities that I love. I’ve never really been one for traditional exercise so I was always looking for things to mix it up in order to constantly challenge my body and mind. I had heard of CrossFit but hadn’t really looked into it until a few years ago and it was at that time that I realized it was exactly what I was looking for. “Constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements.” Hello!! I was instantly hooked. After spending a year or so taking the DIY approach, I was excited to join 7K as one of the original athletes. I’ve been at 7K since day one and it has been a blessing to be part of an amazing community. So I was stoked when the opportunity came up for me to start coaching. I earned my CrossFit Level 1 certificate in May of 2019 and began shadowing the head coaches. It’s been a blast getting to be on the coaching side of things. It’s great to push someone beyond what they think are their limits and then see them excel. Maybe you are looking to get your first handstand walk or muscle up. Come on down. Let’s get it done! Or perhaps you are simply looking to keep your body functioning at its best so that you can stay active with your loved ones. I’d love to help you do that. Whatever your goals are, I look forward to being a part of your journey towards being a healthier, more fit version of yourself.