I have been active all of my life, playing multiple sports as a child and then continuing to enjoy recreational sports as an adult. I met Brandon in 2009 at Mountainside Fitness where he was a personal trainer.
I worked with him for several months as a client and he let me know that he was going to open a gym and asked if I would like to come join him. It took me a few months but I eventually did join The Surge and became part of a great community of athletes.
Over time my Surge family encouraged me to participate in a couple of competitions as well as the Crossfit Open for several years. I was excited to see my progress and growth, not only as an athlete but also as a person who began to have a lot of experience in functional movement.
That spurred me on to become a certified crossfit coach.
I live coaching because I enjoy seeing people gain the skill or knowledge to progress from one movement to the next. After working with someone on an exercise and seeing the triumph in their eyes when they accomplish that goal it makes me feel proud of them and proud of being part of their journey. I also enjoy the shared experience of being in community with other athletes. When we finish a workout together, no matter the level of experience or fitness, we are all spent and we did it together! Those shared experiences bring us closer together and make us into members of a family. I also want the people who walk through the doors of the gym to understand that exercise, eating right and getting proper rest will allow them to stay young longer and live more productive lives.
I’ve been married to my wife, Meg for 45 years. I have three grown children and three grandchildren. I have been privileged to work out with Courtney and Brandon since 2011 and have watched their girls, Carsyn and Skyler grow up and think of them as part of my own family.