B.S. Honors English, U.S. Naval Academy
M.A. English Literature, University of Maryland
Navy SEAL Officer for eleven years
Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander
I grew up in Ohio, attended college on the east coast, spent eleven years in the SEAL Teams on both coasts, and I am now happily settled here in San Diego. Jake and I collaborated on the CrossFit East Village project to grow a community of mentally and physically tough people who enjoy working and playing hard. We plan to continue to grow the business to provide the best possible service to our members while spreading our unique model for CrossFit implementation across the San Diego region.
I plan to continue enhancing our business, finish a second master’s degree in the near term, and enter medical school in 2013. I have a vision to incorporate CrossFit and related exercise philosophies with clean eating and mental development exercises in my future medical practice, and I hope to positively change the established medical system to better emphasize healthy living and preventative practices over treatment of disease.
“Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” – Ben Franklin
I love all sports and outdoor activities, and I have a passion for traveling and exploring new cultures and exotic destinations. I also enjoy reading, writing, playing guitar, and cooking.