Give us a little background about yourself.
I was born in Chicago and attended Augusta College for 2 years before meeting my wife during a summer job at West Dundee Public Works. She was currently attending William and Mary and I decided to transfer to Virginia and continue my education at VCU. I have a degree in Political Science and worked as a Financial Adviser at McGuire Woods LLP for several years. I then realized that my real passion was in education. I decided to pursue that avenue and attended University of Richmond and got my teaching degree in Elementary Education. I was a Fourth Grade teacher at Ward Elementary for 3 years. After some long consideration and the commute i was doing I decided that I wanted to stay home with my 2 girls and do more volunteering at their school. My girls are 6 and 8 and I can say that this has been one of the best decisions. I do miss teaching and eventually will go back once they are older but the memories I have made since being home with them is priceless. I am avid fisherman and am always seeking new adventures on the water. I also enjoy traveling with my family as well as with in my father-in-law on our Harley Davidson’s. I am a very outgoing person but also very shy, until you I get to know you……I am also a former triathlete, I have completed many sprint tri’s and completed a Half Iron Man about 1.5 years ago and was laid up after that due to an injury.
How did you hear about West End CrossFit?
My wife had a couple of co-workers that attened WECF and I did some research and it looked like something I would really enjoy.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
That I am very very hard on myself and always want to do my best and always push myself to my limits and get very frustrated when I do not live up to those standards I set for myself.
What music can we find currently playing in your car?
That all depends on the day or where I am headed. If I am fishing, I always have country playing, if I am going WECF I have rock or something to get me motivated and when I am on the Harley it is whatever I feel in the moment, usually country.
What current things are you working towards in your health, training, career and/or personal life?
I am working on finding out what I can do as an individual and learning that sometimes failing makes me a better person. I want to be able to be the best “I” can be and will do whatever it takes to get there. I also strive to be a great husband and dad.
Tell us about your most memorable WOD at WECF.
The Murph WOD was my favorite, the box was packed with athletes and I had no idea what I was getting myself into but once I realized this was something that others do on a daily basis I found the inner strength and determination to complete what I was there to do.
What would you tell someone who is interested in training with WECF?
I would tell people that WECF will help you in all aspects of life and it will push you to your limits and make you a better person. The staff becomes a second family and will always push you to give it your all. My sense or feeling now is “WHY NOT” take life by the rings and go for what you want and you will be surprised at what you can actually do. My experience has been life changing both physically and mentally and it has been worth every day I go. Even when I don’t want to go, when you finish you feel a sense of accomplishment and feel the changes immediately.