I am an active husband and father to a beautiful wife and 2 pretty awesome, active children. I studied at Southeast Missouri State University and am a K-2 Computer Teacher for Discovery Elementary. Before teaching, I was a certified personal trainer at Bally Total Fitness but a new passion has brought me back to the health and fitness industry – CrossFit. I was introduced to CrossFit about 2 years ago by my sister in law, I drank the “Crossfit Koolaid” and haven’t looked back. Although I was an at home CrossFitter, I knew I needed more and especially knew that when I did my first competition WOD. It was 21-15-9 of 135lb self racked back squat, 55lb KBS, and burpees…REALITY CHECK! There is so much more you get out of training at a box than you can at home – enter St. Peter’s CrossFit. I started at this box and my passion for CrossFit got even greater; which lead me to wanting to pursue my Level 1 Trainer Certification. After I got my Level 1 and after my internship, I started coaching at St. Peter’s CrossFit.
Without knowing, I got acquainted with the couple sitting next to me at my Level 1 seminar. It turned out that they lived in the district that I teach in…through small talk we both acknowledged that the overall dream is to open a CrossFit box. Several months later, I got an email from A.J. and the rest is history.
The passion I have for CrossFit and the CrossFit Community along with my educational background should ensure any athlete that I work with that I will teach and push them to the best of their abilities and beyond.