Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Coaching Education Manager
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
I have been involved in yoga and meditation for a number of years and found out about floating about a year ago. I researched the benefits of floating as part of my own personal journey into self-improvement, mediation practice, and overall health benefits. I have had the opportunity to float multiple times and found it extremely beneficial for physical recovery from athletics, and both calming and energizing from a mindfulness (or mental health) perspective. I competed in the sports of strongman and powerlifting in recent years and have found floating to be a tremendous recovery method in my experience. As I have sought deeper into my meditation practice I have looked at synergistic modalities such as floating that can enhance this practice, reduce stress, induce calmness, and I have found great benefit in these aspects. On the local level through my facility I have interaction with military, police, fire/rescue, youth, high school, college, and general fitness athletes, as well as coaches, trainers, and health professionals who look to me for guidance and advice so I feel that I would be a great ambassador as a respected coach in the Colorado Springs community, a person that exemplifies a health and wellness lifestyle, and someone who is in a constant state of continual learning and self-improvement.
I am currently responsible for the day-to-day supervision and training of all athletes, interns, and coaches at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 6,000-square-foot Performance Center at the NSCA Headquarters. I work diligently to promote the organization and our coaches, including work with national governing bodies such as the United States Olympic Committee, USA Hockey, US Ski and Snowboard Association, USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, US Figure Skating, and USA Rugby. In 2012 I served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the US Paralympics Sled Hockey team in their final prep for the Sochi Winter Games where they went on to win a gold medal. Prior to joining the NSCA, I served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. From 2007-2009 I was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Camps for the back-to-back American Basketball Association Champions, Vermont Frost Heaves. In 2007, the Frost Heaves were named by Pro Basketball News the Best Team in minor league basketball (including NBA D-League, CBA, IBL, and USBL). Most recently, I spent the past 4 seasons as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Colorado College Hockey in addition to my duties at NSCA Headquarters.