CEO/Head Coach
CF-L3/CCFT

I am the Co-Owner (along with my wife) and Head Coach of CrossFit ELM. I am a 5th generation Coloradan born and raised. I grew up in Northglenn and currently live in Commerce City. I was introduced to CrossFit as a trainer for globo-gym and fell in love with it. After many years of considering it, I finally decided to open my own box. My favorite thing about CrossFit is the community inherent to it. Walking into a CrossFit box ends up feeling like you’re Norm walking into Cheers. I love being a CrossFit trainer because I get to work with people whose lives shift drastically like mine did (losing 60-lbs, taking back my physical and mental health) and they are always thrilled about it.
Although these things are important in the box, the things that make me, me are the best things in life. My belief in Jesus and that I should live my life the way he did drives the person I try to be. I am a husband and father and always make a conscious effort to put family first. Besides coaching CrossFit, I enjoy snowboarding when I can, playing nearly any sport, using my smoker for whatever sounds good to eat smoked, training MMA, Obstacle Racing (Spartans! AROO!), hunting, and hanging out with my wife and kids and the cool people I meet in life. I have been an athlete all my life competing in wrestling, judo, powerlifting, football, MMA, obstacle course racing, and now CrossFit (every once in a while).

Education/Certifications:
B.S. – Sport and Exercise Science
CrossFit Level 3, CCFT
Precision Nutrition Level 1 (Pn1)
CrossFit Running
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Spartan SGX Certified Coach

Benchmarks:
Back Squat – 425 lbs
Front Squat – 335 lbs
Overhead Squat – 265 lbs
Deadlift – 505 lbs
Shoulder Press – 185 lbs
Bench Press – 280 lbs
Clean and Jerk – 285 lbs
Snatch – 235 lbs
1 Mile – 7:01
5K – 21:22
Fran – 3:47
Grace – 2:52
Helen – 9:54
Filthy Fifty – 23:47
Fight Gone Bad – 312