How I got into lifting
Extra note: I'm obsessed with food
I’m a bit of a hedonist and desserts in particular are a passion in my life. I’m often baking, either perfecting my recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, or creating the most satisfying fake sugared protein’d up breakfast muffins.
Software engineer by day
As a founding member of the Twitch fitness community, I spend my lifting sessions teaching, demonstrating, and ranting on all things lifting related.
What began as just streaming my workouts, because why not, turned into a live Q&A that has grown beyond the bounds of my streaming sessions. Over the years of informally coaching people in small spurts through streams I realized I needed to expand my services to better guide people to their fitness and health goals.
Fitness streamer by night
Being an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with a B.S. in Computer Science (in Real Time Interactive Simulation, which is just a fancy way to say I have a degree in making video games) has made me a uniquely rounded coach. I’m a voracious (perhaps even obsessive) learner, but a logical and critical mindset helps me filter through all the noise in the health and fitness world. You will often hear me talk about balance and I exemplify this, not just in my choices, but in my personality. My logical half is tempered by my empathy. I think this is key to what makes me successful in my efforts to help people.