Fitness has been a huge part of my life from a young age. I guess my journey to fitness began the summer before high school when I signed myself up at the local golds gym to work on getting bigger and stronger so I could feel more confident and get ready for the upcoming sports season. It was a little intimidating walking in to this big gym with huge muscle bound guys everywhere but I took that first step. As a skinny 14 year old with no clue of where to start I’m sure I looked a little out of place. But soon after joining some of the older guys started showing me how to lift weights and work out. I started getting bigger and stronger and I was hooked from there.
I continued to train through high school and college. I commisioned as an officer in Marine Corps after graduating from Norwich University in 2008. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and led my platoon as we fought our way through a tough combat tour in Helmand Province. I left the Marine Corps after 4 years and moved back to Boston. When I moved back here I was searching for a strong community that I could be a part of again. A friend suggested I try Crossfit, so I gave it a shot. From that first day I was hooked. The tough workouts, the camraderie, the community and the astmosphere were just what I was looking for, and I haven’t looked back since. Pursuing Crossfit has gotten me fitter every year since I started.
After a few years I decided that I wanted to get my L-1 Certification so that I could pursue coaching. I have always had a passion for teaching and mentoring, and I wanted to help give back to the community that has given me so much. I enjoy sharing the crossfit and functional fitness methodologies with others and helping them improve their health, fitness and lives as a whole.
When I’m not coaching at Our Crew Fitness I work full time as a Firefighter for the Boston Fire Department. I enjoy traveling around the world, finding new adventures, riding my motorcycle and enjoying everything this city has to offer.