With over a decade of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have been blessed with the opportunity to intimately explore the fitness industry and witness its ever-changing nature. I have worked with hundreds of clients, all genders, all ages, all races, and all with unique backgrounds and goals.
My Health Journey
In 2016, I received such a sign that would change my life forever. I regained consciousness to a half-dozen first responders huddled around me; I had just experienced a Grand Mal Seizure. As a healthy and fit 23-year-old, neurologists and doctors were puzzled by the cause of such an unusual event. With no known cause of the seizure, I was officially diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy. Although this caused much pain and uncertainty for friends and family, this experience ultimately shaped who I am today and served as a catalyst for a positive lifestyle change and new perspective on life; one full of love, joy, gratitude, and fearless pursuit of my dreams.
Why I Started O.A.T
In my 5 seasons of Mountain Guiding, I have been the unfortunate witness to hundreds of over-confident climbers falling short of their dream to reach the summit. More often than not, inadequate physical preparation was the cause of their demise. These “failures” truly troubled me and I wanted to provide these novice climbers with a way to overcome their struggles, realize their full potential, and reach the summit of their dreams!
Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Masters of Outdoor Adventure & Expedition Leadership – Southern Oregon University
Professional Mountain Guide – Shasta Mountain Guide
Certified Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Coach – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified TRX Instructor – TRX
Associates Degree in Health Sciences – Diablo Valley College
Wilderness First Responder
AIARE Avalanche Level II
As an experienced outdoor athlete, I have reached the summit of notable mountains worldwide.
Mount Shasta – 4321m – California – 41 Summits
Island Peak – 6189m – Nepal
Mount Rainier – 4392m – Tallest Peak in Washington
Mount Hood – 3428m – Tallest Peak in Oregon
Mount Kilimanjaro – 5895m – Tallest Peak in Africa
Mount Karisimbi – 3312m – Tallest Peak in Rwanda
Triglav – 2,863m – Tallest Peak in Slovenia
Veliki Maglić – 2388m – Tallest Peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Vaganski vrh 1,757m – Largest Mountain in Croatia
Mount Shuksan – 2783m – Washington
Mount McLoughlin – 2831m – Oregon – 38 Summits
Mount Thielsen – 2799m – Oregon
Lassen Peak – 3187m – California