I was born and raised in Northern Iowa, but have lived in Ames for most of the last 20 years. I currently teach at Ames Middle School and have coached basketball, baseball, football and track at Ames at almost every level from 7th grade up to varsity. I was also an assistant men’s basketball coach at DMACC in Boone for 15 years.
When I began my CrossFit journey 4 years ago, I was looking for an exercise program that would challenge me both mentally and physically, but also provide me a network of like-minded people that would hold me accountable (i.e. give me a reason to wake up at Zero-Dark-30 in the morning for a crushing workout!). That’s exactly what CrossFit provided and what I found at Iridium, and I’m proud to be a member of the coaching staff at such an awesome place. What do I love most about CrossFit, you ask? It’s this: you finish a tough workout, you look to your left and right, and you realize you and your friends did it together. What can be better than that?