My life with fitness and athletics began at an early age. Raised in Montana and Wyoming I was involved in competitive snow skiing, rock climbing, kayaking and hiking. In my early 20's I entered the gym and began to supplement my strength in order to effectively participate in all of these outdoor activities. It was at this time that I discovered a love of strength training. I believe that when you find your strength, whatever that may be, you find your freedom.
I have been a personal trainer since 2005 and in 2010 I became a strength and conditioning coach with my own RKC coach and mentor. From there I went on to certify with his encouragement at Pavel's very first StrongFirst certification, the SFG in Houston in 2013, and have since gone on to certify SFG II at the Dome in Chicago in 2015. It was not until my introduction to the Amazing 12 and Paul McIlory in 2014 that the world of strength programming and specifically refined technique, was truly revealed to me.
I am very honored to have been chosen to certify with Paul's very first group of global A12 coaches and I am currently coaching many different groups under the Amazing 12 protocol. My clients results are like none other they have ever accomplished and they love how they are pushed to their physical limits without compromising form or safety. Movement and mobility are paramount to the coaching that I do with my clients because I personally learned years ago the importance of regaining litheness and finessing strength gains to improve mobility.
Many years ago I had a ski collision accident that resulted in several serious injuries, fractures and surgeries leaving me in traction for months and completely broken. Massive amounts of titanium plates, screws, pins and physical therapy got me through that horrible time but for years I struggled with "new found" injuries from overcompensation and overuse and became so frustrated because I felt I would never be completely healed. It wasn't until completing the Amazing 12 myself and working around those injuries and doing the things that Paul taught me, that I've not only become truly functional and mobilized again but I've gained strength that is 10-fold what I had before my accident. NOW THAT'S AMAZING! With this refined skill, I've learned how to work around my clients previous injuries as well, and in turn not cause them to have further complications but actually make them stronger than they've ever been before.
To date I have put 300+ people through the Amazing 12 program and continue to run several waves a year at my facility, Pure Strength Studio.
My passion is helping people discover their personal and physical best. The Amazing 12 allows me to deliver a strength program with complete confidence that will give my clients everything they had hoped for and more.