Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small town in West Suffield, CT.  About 45 minutes north of Hartford, CT and 25 minutes South of Springfield, MA. I moved to Phoenix, AZ in September 2000.

What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
My hobbies other than CrossFit are mainly activities with my family and kids sports. Two active kids keep us busy.

What is your occupation?
I own First Step Home Inspectors. It’s a multi-inspector firm that specializes in residential home inspections, including thermal imaging.

How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
I was introduced to CrossFit in October 2018 by former Northie Leah Bubb. I needed a new workout routine to challenge myself. Pretty sure I found it! 

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
My favorite movement is the squat snatch.  They are super challenging for me but I feel amazing when I do them.

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
My least favorite movement is the thruster. It used to be burpees, but they have become routine since we do so many of them.

What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud that I competed in the Cactus Classic last year. It was a blast and I look forward to competing again. 

What is your favorite song to WOD to?
My favorite music to listen to while working out is anything heavy. Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Disturbed etc. It’s gotta be powerful music to get me fired up!

What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
My next accomplishment will be the handstand walk in 2020. It’s an impressive skill that I want to learn. 

I love…. I eat…. I will… I am….
I love working hard but also working smart. 
I eat healthy to help myself recover and make necessary gains.
I will learn to handstand walk and become a better athlete in 2020.
I am determined and dedicated to being a better husband, father, friend and athlete!