I was born, raised, and continue to live on the rural west end of Santa Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles California. So close to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, yet a completely different world. Like a step back in time to a simpler way of life.

As a kid I was able to grow up slow. I spent my days immersed in some of the best that nature has to offer. Whether I was out hiking the endless trails, running through the mountains in my backyard, or playing in the surf at a beach on the backside of the island, an active lifestyle outdoors was the foundation of my youth.

I was young when I came to understand that all things in the world are connected, that the great outdoors was also a great teacher, and that there was beauty and a lesson to be found in everything. 

These childhood adventures and exploration of the land and oceans around me have evolved into the lifestyle I live today.

Nature is my playground, my gym, my sanctum, my greatest inspiration. It has sparked, lit, and been the fire behind many of my endeavors including my success as an elite multi-sport and adventure athlete, the joy I find in creating delicious, sustainable food to nourish the body and soul, the sense of stewardship within my heart for protecting our environment, and my passion for sharing my love of health, fitness, nutrition, and nature with others. 

 

My Mission

Simplify. Thats the first step. So often we are told we need more. We need to buy this supplement, restrict to this diet, spend countess hours in the gym.

Its time to shift our paradigm. These days we have more than ever, but we are also sicker, more depressed, and more disconnected. It doesn't have to be that way. And the solution is simple. Its time to go back. Back to our roots. Back to nature. Back to balance and simplicity.

Fad diets all promise miraculous results for your outward appearance-yet people continue to eat poorly, gain weight, and depend on magic pills, medications, and operations to maintain their health. All the while, they stumble through life not knowing what it is to be truly happy, content, confident, in tune, and in love with their bodies. The grass will always be greener under someone else's feet. We are lead to believe we always need more. 

Let me tell you this. The human body is an incredible piece of machinery. Intricately designed to function and thrive. The heart knows how to beat. The lungs know how to breath. We all possess the potential to not only look good naked, but to achieve optimal health, wellness, and happiness. It is our birthright to THRIVE. You are already masterpiece. 

My goal as a coach is to navigate you back to simplicity, restore balance, and help you navigate back to being in tune with yourself and your intuition.

From there, whether you are looking to compete in Iron Man, climb that mountain thats been on your bucket list, or simply obtain life long physical fitness that will allow you to enjoy all of life's daily adventures, we can get clear on your goals and make it happen. My tool box is extensive and if your mind is open, together, we can go far.

 

 

Experience and Education

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

The American Council on Exercise is a internationally and NCCA acclaimed organization making movement their mission, equipping their trainers to deliver individualized programing proven to move people to adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.

Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach

IINIIN is the worlds largest school of nutrition founded by the genius Joshua Rosenthal. There, I studied over 100 dietary theories across the spectrum from Weston A. Price's Ancestral Diet and Paleo to Michio Kushi's Macrobiotics and Veganism. What I discovered is there is "no one size fits all" diet and that one persons perfect, can be another persons poison. What may work for us now, may not work for us in the future. Our bodies are highly intelligent and ever evolving. My goal as a health coach is to connect you with your unique body and intuition with a "bio-individualized" approach to discover the foods fit for you so that you too can feel radiant and thrive from the inside outIIN is the worlds largest school of nutrition founded by the genius Joshua Rosenthal. There, I studied over 100 dietary theories across the spectrum from Weston A. Price's Ancestral Diet and Paleo to Michio Kushi's Macrobiotics and Veganism. What I discovered is there is "no one size fits all" diet and that one persons perfect, can be another persons poison. What may work for us now, may not work for us in the future. Our bodies are highly intelligent and ever evolving. My goal as a health coach is to connect you with your unique body and intuition with a "bio-individualized" approach to discover the foods fit for you so that you too can feel radiant and thrive from the inside out.

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Life Long Adventure Athlete, Health And Fitness Nerd

Ever since I can remember I have been deeply passionate about movement and the outdoors. Ive spent most of my life combining these two passions that have lead me on many wild adventures near and far. Whether its paddling across the ocean from Catalina to Los Angeles, swimming and running across the archipelago of Sweden, or simply going for a run on a local beach, you can most often find me either being active outside or with my nose in a book studying on how I can move, fuel, live better.