Age: 24

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, expected completion 2019
    • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Master of Science, Exercise Science, 2015
    • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
      • Concentration in Applied Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 2012
    • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
      • Double Major in Finance and Economics

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP)
    • USA Weightlifting
  • OPEX CCP Exercise Physiology: Program Design
    • OPEX Fitness Coaches Certification Program
  • OPEX CCP Exercise Physiology: Assessment
    • OPEX Fitness Coaches Certification Program
  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Trainer
    • CrossFit, Inc.
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit, Inc.
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified
    • Functional Movement Systems
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
    • American Red Cross

Coaching History:

  • Carolina CrossFit, November 2013 – Present
    • Head of Programming / CrossFit Coach
  • Carolina Performance Training, August 2015 – Present
    • Director of Programming and Sports Performance
  • Football Strength & Conditioning—University of South Carolina, May 2014 – August 2014
    • Intern
      • Responsibilities included assisting strength and conditioning coaches with daily tasks including the Implementation of the various programs and assisting with the rehabilitation of injured athletes. Additionally, worked closely with the Director of Football Nutrition and assisted with daily tasks. Also, assisted with Men’s Soccer and Track & Field teams over same period.
  • Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning—University of South Carolina, Jan. 2014 – May 2014
    • Intern
      • Responsibilities included assisting strength and conditioning coaches with daily tasks including designing and implementing the various programs. Primary teams were Baseball, Softball, Women’s Soccer, and Sand Volleyball.

Athletic Accolades:

  • 4 year letterman (Baseball) at University of Dayton, 2009-2012
  • Selected as an All-Star for the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, 2011
  • Atlantic 10 regular season champions, 2009 and 2012
  • Atlantic 10 Tournament champions. 2012
  • Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team, 2012
  • NCAA College Station Regional, 2012
  • CrossFit Games Regional Team Competitor, 2013 and 2014

“While playing Division 1 baseball at the University of Dayton, I developed a passion for fitness and sports performance. When my career ended in 2012, I started searching for a way to still be competitive. I had trained and competed at a high level my entire life and needed a new reason to keep training hard. Fortunately, I found the sport of fitness. I moved to Columbia in August 2013 to start graduate school at USC. I graduated with a Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Applied Physiology. While at USC, I was fortunate enough to work with some incredible athletes. Additionally, I was given an opportunity in November 2013 to begin coaching at CCF. Helping others reach their fitness and performance goals has become a passion of mine. Whether it’s working with student athletes or someone brand new to fitness training, I love working with all ranges of abilities and experiences. When we started Carolina Performance Training in 2015, this was another opportunity to work in the areas of sports performance, with competitive CrossFit athletes and weekend warriors. If you have any questions about training, nutrition, recovery, lifestyle, etc., please feel free to ask! I love to talk about the science behind what we do. I look forward to helping you reach your health and fitness goals!”