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Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Northeast Ohio.

What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
I used to restore Oldsmobile muscle cars, now I build hot rods and custom cars.

What is your occupation?
I’m the Director of Product Innovation for Kichler Lighting.  I develop LED lighting products.

How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
Injured myself at the nearby mega-gym and after a couple of surgeries, I needed help, my wife convinced me to work one on one with Chris to get back into shape, and I just kept showing up after that….   Pretty sure I just fell into their trap, but it’s been really great for me!

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Burpees…… wait, probably cleans.

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Overhead squats (although snatches have been moving up the list recently).

What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’ve had a bunch of little ones, but maybe completing Murphy this year.

What is your favorite song to WOD to?
I’m pretty old school so any old metal works, but if I had to pick a song to get me moving, I think I’d pick “Down with the sickness” by Disturbed.

What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
Need to get my double unders, and do handstand push-ups in a workout.

Fill in the blank: I love…I eat…I will…I am…
I love… being with my beautiful wife Michele.
I eat… better than I used to, but not as good as I probably should.
I will… keep working on myself.
I am… a work in progress.