- Crossfit - L1 Trainer
- CrossFit - Mobility Trainer
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from NSCA
- USAW Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- Human Performance Optimization Coach from 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army
- Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Level 1
- AED and CPR Certified
- Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University
What do you love most about RAW Training?
I love training at RAW because of the diverse community and overwhelming support that it fosters within its walls. Depending on the day, I could be working out next to a stay at home mother of three, a competitive high school athlete, an ex-professional athlete, or someone who just stepped off their couch and is starting their first class. No matter who is working out next to me, they are all giving their 100% in the WOD and suffering right along with me. The support that floods out from RAW is amazing as well. Whether you are doing a workout in the gym, taking on a large personal undertaking, or fundraising for charity events, the entire community is right there ready to rally around you to make sure you succeed. It truly is a family at RAW.
Why is exercise and physical fitness so important to you?
From playing sports in high school and college to joining the Army, working out and being active has been a large part of my life. Exercising has always been a fun and stress relieving outlet, but always provides an opportunity to grow and better myself anytime I step in the gym or on a field.
What excites you the most when being a coach?
Coaching is most rewarding when you watch an athlete do something they never thought possible. With that right push, they exceed their expectations and shatter their limitations. The look on their face is priceless, and from then on they have a new confidence and renewed drive to push themselves even further.
How has exercise and fitness impacted your life?
I used to train because it was part of my job in the Army. Even though that drive has stuck with me, I've switched directions and now push to discover and break through my own limitations. I enjoy the training, the pain, and most of all the progress.