CrossFit Movement that secretly dominates you: While I’m not a huge fan of burpees, the movement that crushes me most is, without a doubt, toes-to-bar. I’ve always thought our competitive advantage as a gym is that we should be a toes-to-bar free zone, but Chris doesn’t seem to agree!
Favorite Healthy Food/Meal: Flank steak and asparagus
Favorite Cheat Food/Meal: Brownies…I could eat a whole tray of ‘em at one time…trust me!
My desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and help others do the same, led me to make a major career change a few years ago. I left the field of finance to become a career firefighter with the City of Kirkland and co-owner of South Seattle CrossFit. Whether at the fire department, or in the gym, I have an opportunity to positively impact lives on a daily basis and am grateful for that fact. We have the most amazing group of members and coaches at SSCF….I’m proud to call it home.
As I started pursuing a career as a firefighter in 2011, I began researching workout routines that translated to the job of a firefighter. CrossFit kept popping up, so I decided to give it a try. When I walked into a CrossFit gym the first time I hadn’t been too far removed from finishing my Ironman Triathlon and upon seeing the workout written on the board, I thought, “This doesn’t seem too bad…I’ve got this.” 10 minutes later, I was flat on my back, my world was rocked and I was hooked!
The feat that most fills my heart with joy, however, is being a husband and father to my two beautiful children!
Motivation & Passion
I love interacting with people, hearing their stories and helping everyone achieve their goals. Whether someone is an accomplished athlete or working out for the first time in over a decade, it’s gratifying to see people reach their potential. We are all capable of accomplishing so much more than we originally think possible and CrossFit has a way of getting the best out of us all…I’m happy to be a small part of that process.
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching