Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, my beautiful wife Tara and I have lived in Salt Lake City for over 12 years. I have over 7 years of fitness training experience. I got my start the hard way by training MMA with Jeremy Horn, which lasted for about 5 years. After injuries and medical bills started to pile up, I got reacquainted with my love for the outdoors, and soon began running trail ultra marathons. I've competed in full contact mixed martial arts as well as trail runs ranging from 17 miles to 100 miles. Crossfit gives me the base fitness I need to run long in the mountains while staying injury free and maintaining a respectable and manly level of strength.