I paid for and earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I know, way too many acronyms!
I started out as a skinny kid struggling to gain every ounce of muscle. As a young kid at 6’2? and 125 pounds I wasn’t too intimidating.
Competing as a drug-free natural bodybuilder with a few shiny trophies I have trained, motivated consulted and harassed many clients from all aspects of life from the competitive bodybuilder and athlete to the elderly and rehabilitated.
Having trained in commercial health clubs, wellness clinics, hospitals, university facilities and military installations such as tents, sand pits and old Russian bunkers I have also helped many with diets and eating habits as well as contest preparation.
I am also a veteran of the Air National Guard and proudly served in Afghanistan in 2003. However, upon coming home from Afghanistan I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (2004), an immune system cancer which my brother and father were survivors of prior. I went through 9 months of chemotherapy before a full recovery and gained back most of my hair.
When my wife isn’t telling me to quit flexing, I currently write for Muscle & Strength on the subjects of training, nutrition, supplements, motivation and everything cool.
I have a precious son with my beautiful wife Courtney.