Where are you from, and what brought you to San Diego?
I was born and raised in south central Pennsylvania (a small town called Shippensburg). Since leaving PA, I’ve lived in South Carolina and Texas, but we came to San Diego for the weather (as-advertised) and all the outdoor activities.
What are you most looking forward to about coaching at Performance360?
I enjoy being part of a cohesive team and the Performance360 staff is just that. Coupled with a receptive group of athletes, our team will have a high-level of success.
What do you hope to accomplish with your coaching?
Besides a well-delivered warm-up and training session, I hope that I can help athletes move better, try harder and smile more!
What should people expect with your coaching style?
Bad jokes, but good conversation. I wasn’t blessed with a booming voice, so shouting across the room isn’t my go-to option. I would rather get a little closer, talk a little quieter and give feedback in that environment.
What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition?
Fitness should be something that enables you, not disables you. While it is fun to hit PR’s and have friendly competition in the gym, a lot of life happens outside the gym, so that’s where I believe fitness is most useful. For nutrition, find what works best for you and don’t worry if it’s not the ‘textbook diet’.
What local food are you crushing and what are you ordering?
BURGERS. The Friendly Tavern – The Sh*t Kicker burger is my favorite so far.
What’s a fun fact about yourself people would be surprised to learn?
I don’t have a go-to, knock-your-socks-off answer, so I’ll give a few small ones: I used to have long-hair/man bun; I didn’t get a smart phone until 2017; I was once shot in the head by a nail gun; and I suffer from RSF (Resting Sad Face – you’ll see it eventually).
- P360 Fully Certified Coach (FCC), Level 1 – In Progress
- Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
- CrossFit, Level 1