I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Early in my childhood I was introduced to baseball. This was the start of my love for sports. I played for 13 years, at all different levels of the game. Although baseball was my first love, football became my true passion. Football is where I was introduced to regimented strength & conditioning workouts. In the beginning, I did not enjoy strength training. After 2 years of training, I began seeing the hard work from the weight room translating to the field. Seeing this correlation made me want to pursue my physical limitations. My desire to expand my athletic ability, lead me to studying human mechanics and performance. I began seeking out, and participating in athletic development seminars. After high school, I put my education on hold and joined the army. I graduated top of my class, receiving a promotion during the graduation ceremony. This was highly predicated on my physical performance during our PT assessments. I credit my performance on those tests in part to my development from the strength and conditioning workouts. Upon completion of my service as an artilleryman, I went back to school. I used my practical experience to assist in successfully completing my education, and garnered a degree in Kinesiology. I initially used this knowledge to develop my own program, based on my goals of competing in obstacle racing. I was then able to qualify for the US Olympic Team in obstacle course racing. Shortly after that success I founded Fly Fitness Personal Training. As an athlete I have been able to experience the value of a customized program and good coach. Now I want to pay it forward, and give that same experience to the people in my community. At Fly Fitness, I will utilize my 16 years of industry knowledge, education, and training to create an opportunity for positive change, while instilling confidence through movement practice for everyone at any fitness level.