I came to CrossFit after the end of my college football career. I needed something new to train for, and the competitive aspect of CrossFit sounded appealing. Then I tried my first workout, and ended up flat on my back, gasping for breath, but happy knowing I had a new challenge to train for. I still end up gasping for breath after most workouts, but the rewards of learning new skills, setting new PRs, and reaching new goals keep me coming back for more. As a coach, I work to give others the tools they need to reach their own goals and accomplish things they never thought possible. Outside of CrossFit, I am a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University studying astronomy and astrophysics. When I’m not staring at the stars or sweating in the gym, I enjoy going on adventures large and small with my wife and our dog.