I was born and raised in Lubbock, Tx (yes, the red desert) and followed my athletic dreams to play football in college. After my stint, there, I came back to Lubbock and had no idea what to do with myself. I went to the typical bro gym, tried to be active in city leagues, anything just to find that comradery I loved back in my football days. In 2011, I was convinced to try crossfit out, and after getting my butt kicked on the first day, I was hooked. In June of 2012, I had broken my ankle due to a “snatch gone bad.” That’s when I realized that I wasn’t getting coached like I needed, nor were other people, after seeing everyone else having to scale due to injuries, not because of performance level. That’s what I decided that I wanted to learn everything I could about crossfit, movement, and coaching. In December of 2012, I received my L1, and started coaching immediately, helping anybody and everybody.
I take pride in helping people from the very basics to the most complex. I love the Olympic movements and have ran a few Olympic lifting seminars. I also have spent some time in Boston, MA under Ben Bergeron, learning from one of the best coaches in America. I also have been a part of “GRID” which is a professional fitness league based off crossfit. I love competing, I love the comradery, and I love that I have found a place that loves crossfit as much as I do! If you ever have any questions about competing, nutrition, or trying to fix your mental game/capacity, please feel free to pick my brain!
I currently have my Level 1, my Level 2, Crossfit Weightlifting, USAW, and NSCF certification. I’ve been looking to start studying for my Level 3, and continue furthering my USAW certifactions.
I have a simple philosophy: Do things right, control your destiny. Simply meaning, if you do what you need to, when you need to, how you need to, and put complete responsibility into yourself, then you will get the results you desire. Thank you CrossFit Teneo for welcoming both Liz and I into the gym, and making us feel at home!