“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling” – Margaret Lee Runbeck”

Level 1 CF Trainer
CrossFit Level 2/Coaches Prep
CF Strongman
SMR (Alexander Method)
C2 Rower Instructor Certification
CPR/AED Certified

About Me:

After many years at your typical “global” gym without seeing any real results I was in search of something more, which lead me to the CrossFit Barrington community in February 2012. I was amazed that after a few short months I lost close to 40 pounds and was the strongest I had ever been. I attribute this great achievement to the hard working coaches and supportive community at CrossFit Barrington.

My passion is derived from my commitment to helping others achieve their individual fitness goals. I am committed to seeing CrossFit Barrington members excel within the Box because I know this will translate over to the real world in their daily lives.

Past Sports/Events/Activities:

Hockey: I have been skating as long as I can remember. Rumor has it I learned how to skate before I took my first steps. I played varsity hockey during my four-year tenure at Carmel High School in Mundelein, IL and continue to play for The Honey Badgers in the RMAHL.


I have long had a passion for the culinary arts which lead me to attend The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago where I graduated in 2008. These passions lead me to Jacksonville, Florida where I worked at the acclaimed Restaurant “Medure”. While working, the restaurant received its coveted 4 stars making it one of the top eateries in Northern Florida. I continue to cook while at home and try to take what I have learned and apply it to the Paleo Diet (80/20 of course).


I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can. I have spent time fishing in Canada. Hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail in the Smokey Mountains National Park. And have also canoed in the boundary waters of Northern Minnesota and Southern Canada.


My parents, my friends and my dog, Duke inspire me.


Long-term- To stay as healthy as possible so that my grandkid’s kids have to put up with me

Short-term- To conquer the bar muscle up