I'm from a small northern Michigan town where I played sports all year growing up. When I went to college in 2003 and didn’t have team practices to keep me in shape, I started to get a bit soft. I started working at a globo gym in Kalamazoo in 2008 when CrossFit started exploding online. Some other employees and I started checking the main site everyday looking for wods we could do.
After graduating from WMU in 2009, I moved to Grand Rapids. After 6 months or so of working out on my own at MVP or the Y, I found 8th Day Gym and committed to CrossFit completely.
I am starting my 6th year now at 8th Day and the growth I have seen in myself and the gym has been amazing.
Besides coaching at 8th day I also teach physical education full time at Northview Public Schools and train for weight lifting 5 days per week.