I started working at CrossFit Threefold in January 2020 and have a Bachelor of Science- Kinesiology- Exercise Science Emphasis Degree from Penn State Berks. 10+ years of athletic experience including football, baseball, and national/international volleyball. Other qualifications include; PSU Berks Health and Fitness Club Chief of Staff (2019) First Aid/CPR/AED Certified Founder of ACES Program
My past experiences in athletics include playing football for ten years, baseball for nine years, and volleyball for seven years. Previous accolades I have acquired through sports include being a two time district and league volleyball champion, a former Coordinated Health Athlete of the Week Scholarship recipient, Captain of the Emmaus Men’s Volleyball Team, and the first player to receive a scholarship from Chatham University to play Volleyball during their first year of being a D-III program. During my Freshman year of high school athletics, I dislocated my right knee. This injury started a trend towards my athletic success and my future career in athletic/personal training. After my injury, I dedicated myself to being the best athlete I could be off the court through training with the head lifting coach at Lehigh University throughout the rest of my high school career. Not only was I able to attain power and speed through working at Lehigh, I was able to transfer those aspects, and more, into my skill on the court. I can say with 100% confidence that I would not have been more than an average player if it was not for my trainer, Eric. Because of him I was able to travel the country while playing club volleyball at the national level and even had a chance to play internationally. Since I have retired from being a volleyball athlete, I have received a Kinesiology Degree- exercise science emphasis from Penn State Berks. There I found a true passion for physical therapy, biomechanics, sports psychology and anatomy
The major turning point in my life relating to athletics and training is when I decided that I was tired of knowing that there was more I could be doing to make myself a better athlete. Win, lose, or tie I wanted to be sure that I worked harder than anyone else to achieve my goals through training. Since High School, when I decided to dedicate my time and energy into progression through fitness, there were always two quotes I relied on for internal strength and motivation. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up” - Rocky Balboa. “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” - Dillon Panthers Football Team from Friday Night Lights.
Seeing my youth athletes progress and make strides they did not think were possible is the foundation for what keeps me going. When I started as an intern, I had no CrossFit experience or background in the sport, but between my previous experiences in sports and training and the coaches at CFT, I developed a true passion for training the next generation of athletes as well as our athletes just looking to make their daily life more functional and healthy.