Everyone who comes to me has yet to discover what they are capable of achieving. It’s my job to bring that out and empower my clients.
Personality: Direct yet understanding, driven yet calm and collected
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (PTA Global), USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
Education: Bachelor of science in exercise science from Corban University
Proudest athletic achievements: Played four years of collegiate basketball
I’ve worked in a variety of health and fitness environments, including working as a physical therapy aide, a CrossFit coach, a group exercise teacher and personal trainer. I was a strength and conditioning coach for my college and worked with the basketball team. I also spent time leading different high school teams through their off-season conditioning programs. I now work at Nike World Headquarters as a trainer when I’m not here at Hyatt Training.
My ideal client is anyone willing to make the changes necessary to reach the goals they desire. I have a strong background in athletic development and enjoy working with athletes of all levels and ages. I have a passion for helping people be proactive about their health in order to prevent major injuries/issues. I meet people where they are and find out their “why,” then build a program specific to their desires and needs. I create an environment that is fun and challenging at the same time. I love the vastly different situations I’m in everyday. I might see a 12-year-old athlete and then a 90-year-old client trying to walk.
My specialties are athletic development, movement analysis, Olympic lifting, kettle bell training and rehabilitation. I pride myself on being able to take anyone with any issue or pre-existing condition to a higher level of proficiency in whatever they are trying to do.
Variety trumps all. Regardless of the goal, there are many ways to achieve it. I use whatever tool or modality style to bring people where they want to be. I have a very positive, upbeat personality, but I don’t beat around the bush. I’m very straightforward, which is necessary when making lifestyle changes. Training is a big commitment! It takes a lot of focus and dedication.
Outside the gym
I’m originally from Clackamas, Oregon, and currently live in Portland. I love playing sand volleyball, which I play competitively now. I spend a lot of time reading, both for personal and professional growth. I love getting outside and hiking with my girlfriend.