Back in 2003, I was working as a room service attendant at a Santa Cruz hotel and deciding what to do with myself. I decided to apply to be a sheriff, however, at the same time, I was also getting pretty pumped about this workout thing I was doing called CrossFit. Later, I would fail the oral interview portion of the sheriff’s exam because they thought I was more interested in CrossFit than joining the police force. I was bummed and stunned at the time but in retrospect, I think they were right.
My real journey with CrossFit began shortly after that when I got hired to work for CrossFit.com filming and editing video. I would later make my way from behind the camera to in front of it, coaching, and training in many of the early CrossFit.com videos. In 2008, at the Aromas Ranch, I competed in my first CrossFit Games. Since then, I’ve competed in the Games 6 times, helped my wife run the first CrossFit affiliate in New Zealand, and returned to the States to help Jason Khalipa grow and lead the NorCal empire. I have also continued to train and develop coaches for NorCal CrossFit and as part of the L1 and L2 staff for CrossFit.com; in fact, I’ve probably put over 15,000 people through their CrossFit L1’s over the past several years.
So, as you can see, my experiences with CrossFit have been varied… a little of this and a little of that… I’m an athlete, a Level 4 Coach, a media guy, and runner of coaching development programs.
I’m also a husband and father who loves surfing, Magic: The Gathering, potato chips and hanging with my two boys whenever possible. I do not love L-Sits. Or cooked lemons.