I was born in Miami, Florida and moved west in 1986, serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. I fell in love with the desert and never considered moving back east of the Rockies. Love found me again, and I moved to Tucson in 2010. I attended St. Leo University and earned degrees in Liberal Arts and Computer Information Systems, with postgraduate coursework in organic chemistry, nutrition, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology.
I became CF-certified in 2008. Following a nutrition certification in 2009 I lost 30 pounds following the Zone diet – but real change came when I adopted the Paleo lifestyle, and my years of chronic IBD (Crohn's) disappeared almost overnight (no gluten for me!). CrossFit also brought out a passion for coaching kettlebells, and weightlifting (the Olympic lifts). I was fortunate in 2017 to coach a fellow coach to compete at a Nationals-level weightlifting competition back in my hometown of Miami.
I do not consider myself an athlete. I actually consider myself somewhat clumsy to have broken as many bones as I have… I consider myself a regular guy that likes to push the envelope, and my own personal limits – however small those limits may seem at the time, they do add up. We all come from different backgrounds, different levels of athleticism, with different goals. CrossFit Tuath brings us all together under a common roof, with the safety net of unconditional support – a gym and coaches that take pride on placing form, execution, and its members above personal records or the stopwatch. I feel honored to have the opportunity to coach you.