My CrossFit journey began in 2012, before I moved to Wilmington to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I was training and competing at the time in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and came across CrossFit while searching online for different training protocols. I immediately went to the local CrossFit gym that had just opened, tried it out, and fell in love. I had done many different types of training, had competed in three sports in high school, plus jiu-jitsu afterwards, and had never had any workout beat me down the way this workout had done. I thought I was in shape going into the gym but left with the realization that I was far from it. Upon moving to Wilmington for school, I began training people and competing in CrossFit. Slowly, this became my passion. It seemed to be more fun and addicting than anything in which I had previously spent my time. Now I love watching people grow inside the gym and helping them with their fitness and healthy lifestyle goals.