I have a lengthy background competing and training in many different sports such as BJJ, football, track, MMA, and wrestling, which is the sport I stuck with through college. A wrestling scholarship is what brought me to the Portland area from Thurston where I grew up. This is around the time I started to intensely follow kabuki strengths work. As college went on I became more and more passionate about strength training and knew that kabuki strength was the best place for advancement in both my own lifting aspirations and education.
My collegiate wrestling career came to an end early after experiencing too many concussions. I quickly made the switch to powerlifting while finishing my degree in health and human kinetics. Towards the end of my years in college I gained the position as a collegiate strength coach while also chasing many different certifications in Nutrition.