I have always had an enhanced interest and passion for sports and fitness. From a heavily competitive athlete, to an exercise science student, to a coach and trainer now - sports and fitness have always been a part of me. It was my love and passion for weight training that drove me to the world of strength and conditioning and sports performance as a means to not only enhance athletic performance, but more importantly, prevent injuries before they occur. My interest and own experience in strength and conditioning motivates me to continuously educate myself in athletic performance and injury prevention, expanding my knowledge through conferences, clinics, and obtaining other certifications. I have had many opportunities to work with diverse populations ranging from average college students to senior citizens. I believe that you practice what you preach and the best way to improve yourself is to step outside of your comfort zone. Anything can be achieved with structure, patience, and discipline. My interests and passion to expand my knowledge of all facets of physical fitness is further enhanced by my desire to try and excel in all forms of physical fitness and continue to better myself overall as an athlete, student, and trainer.
B.S Exercise and Sport Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS)
Certified Personal Training (NSCA CPT)
Kinetic Integration Exercise Professional (KIEP)
Crossfit Level 1
I was raised here in Corvallis, Oregon as well as Portland, and grew up playing basketball. I was a three-year letterman in high school as well as being part of the top AAU programs in the Northwest. My basketball coaching career began in 2014 when I helped assemble an AAU basketball program known as the Oregon H.E.A.T I was an assistant coach as well as recruiter all the way through 2016. In addition to coaching the H.E.A.T, I begin coaching youth basketball 5u-14u at Timberhill Athletic Club and helping to run their youth basketball league. In 2018 I was hired as the head assistant coach for North Eugene Varsity girl’s team which I assisted for one season. I have also attended multiple national coaching seminars through USA basketball. I have a big passion for youth athletics and kids’ improvement. I strive in helping kids achieve their full athletic potential. My goal is to help develop complete basketball players and put kids in a position to be able to move forward to the next level. My training programs help develop skills, IQ, athleticism, work ethic, confidence, and coordination.
Baseball was, is, and always will be my passion. My entire life has revolved around our national pastime and taking a quote from one of my favorite baseball movies Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about baseball?”
I hail from sunny Southern California but moved up here to the Pacific Northwest 2 years ago, and absolutely love the seasons and all of the green. If you know any baseball players, green is usually their favorite color since baseball fields are covered in it!
I was drafted in the 8th round out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers but elected to attend college. I received a full 100% athletic scholarship to division 1 Loyola Marymount University where I was awarded WCC pitcher of the year in 2004. I then went on that same year to join Team USA and played against several different countries on the road to defeating Japan in the championship game to win a gold medal. In 2005, my junior year, I was drafted in the 5th round by the Seattle Mariners and that is where my professional baseball career began. I spent 6 years with the organization, rising quickly through the minor leagues. Unfortunately, I experienced several serious injuries almost in consecutive years that shortened my career. During that time I got the opportunity to play baseball in Venezuela in 2007 and faced extremely tough competition. Professional baseball showed me what it took to achieve success at the highest level, and I want to pass along that knowledge to you or your child.
My years with baseball have taught me what it truly means to be a team player, what it takes to achieve success, how to deal with the adversity of injury, not just from the physical side, but from the mental side as well, and also how to have fun and truly enjoy the sport. I have been teaching baseball privately for many years and am excited to join G3 to meet any and all baseball enthusiasts that want to take their game to the next level.
I look forward to meeting all of you and can’t wait to help you up your baseball game to the next level. Let’s see how far this sport can really take you!