- B.A Exercise Science, M.B.A –North Central College
- CSCS -Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach-National Strength and Conditioning Association
- NESTA- Personal Training Certification
- USAW- USA Weightlifting Certification- Level I
- NCAA Collegiate Basketball Player-First Team All Conference 2011
–North Central College
- Collegiate and High School Basketball Coach
–North Central College—Hinsdale South High School—travel basketball
- Collegiate, High School, and private sector Strength and Conditioning Coach
–University of Kentucky (assistant), North Central College (head), Hinsdale South High School (head)
What drew you to the fitness/training field?
I fell in love with the fitness and training industry when I was a high school athlete. I realized that different strength and conditioning modalities could greatly enhance and change our abilities to become better athletes and healthier individuals.
What is the most fulfilling part of your job?
The most fulfilling part of my job is getting the opportunity to meet new people that get to become such a big part of my daily life. I get to see these individuals grow, develop, and reach their goals.
How do you motivate someone during a workout?
I motivate every single person differently. I get to know every client or team I work with on an individual basis and use their intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to push them to reach their goals. Every individual is their own person and different cues and circumstances motivate them.
What are some qualities of your personal ideal client?
Some qualities of an ideal client are people who have goals that they want to work towards and are willing to do what it takes. I love seeing passion from clients because that really shows me they have the drive to reach their goals.
What is one client success story you will always remember?
I am truly touched when a client feels that have realized themselves that they have succeeded with a workout or reached a goal that they had been working towards. The journey never ends, but the little successes in the middle are what matters.