Back Squat 215lb
Front Squat 175lb
Clean and Jerk 125lb
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
CrossFit Kids Trainer
I am currently a firefighter/paramedic with the City of Chesapeake for 21 years now. My physical fitness journey started with the understanding of being Fit for Duty, so I found CrossFit. CrossFit has been a part of me for the past 11 years. I took the CrossFit Level 1 class a year after I started and then the CrossFit Kids class in 2019. I became a PT instructor, 2017, for the Chesapeake Fire Department which led me into coaching. I train recruits to understand and be, Fit for Duty. I enjoyed the challenge of coaching so much that I decided I wanted to coach kids in CrossFit. I've been a CrossFit kids coach for 3 years now and love being a part of their physical fitness journey. I grew up playing slow-pitch softball and I was involved in track. I ran the 800m relay and threw the shot put and discus. I lettered my senior year. Now because of my fitness journey, I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and swimming.
My turning point was in 2011, I had another firefighter tell me that I was overweight and that being a firefighter may not be the right choice for me. Honestly, that devastated me so much that I started searching for gyms. I found a CrossFit gym that was hosting a boot camp and I signed up for it. The first week of the boot camp I was hooked, and I signed up. My job as a firefighter meant so much to me, that I committed myself to get Fit for Duty. It wasn't easy, but I did it. I lost weight, I got stronger, and I changed that firefighter's attitude toward me. CrossFit and learning nutrition saved me, and my career.
I started coaching recruits for the fire department. I got involved with a team of other coaches and with my newfound passion for fitness, I wanted to share and help new recruits understand and maintain an attitude to be Fit for Duty. I started working with kids at CrossFit Unrivaled and found myself loving their passion for wanting to exercise like their parents. My heart explodes, as their heart explodes when they perform a task that they thought they could not do. There is no greater joy than to hear a kid laugh, to see a smile, and celebrate a victory.