Born and raised in Big Bear, Patrick is a long time local that graduated from Big Bear High School where he lettered in baseball and football. Patrick is also an avid snow, mountain and water sports enthusiast including mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, water skiing, wake boarding and paddle boarding.
He worked in the construction industry for several years before discovering his love for the fire service. Patrick began his full time fire service career in 2000. The demands of being a fireman meant fitness must always be a priority. He has been a youth sports coach and member of his fire department training cadre for over 16 years. With his involvement, he discovered CrossFit in 2010 and helped implement CrossFit as an integral part of his fire department fitness program.
Patrick obtained his Level I in June of 2014. After 2 years of experience coaching CrossFit, he obtained his Level II in February of 2016, his Gymnastics certification in fall of 2017, and Olympic Weightlifting Specialty certified in October of 2018.
With over 4 years coaching CrossFit, his passion for helping others has only grown stronger! His goal is to help others find health and wellness through nutrition and the CrossFit methodology.