Favorite Activity inside the Rec: Using the Elite Cages for Weight Training

Favorite Activity outside the Rec: Cooking, Relaxing, and Spending time with friends.

Favorite Quote: "Do not pray for easy lives.. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for power equal to your tasks." Phillips Brooks

About: I have a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Akron, and I am currently working on my Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a competitive drug-free powerlifter and thoroughly enjoy training as well as competing several times a year.

I love learning, researching, and discussing ideas relating to exercise, nutrition, and performance. I’m always striving to better myself as a professional and expand my knowledge, and my goal is to be a reliable resource for employee, patrons, and friends. I strive to be someone that anyone can sit down with and have a productive, practical discussion about any area of fitness and training.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my close friends, and I love food! Cooking, barbeques, and spending time outside during the summer are some of my favorite things to do.