CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Kettlebell Certification
CrossFit Judges Course

All my life I’ve struggled with my weight and have gone through the ups and downs, going from a sprinter in Track in high school before bottoming out in my last years of undergrad when I was 220 lbs and a size 40 waist, living off Mountain Dew and simple carbs. I always struggled to motivate myself to get in the gym when left to my own devices. When I started grad school, the weight started creeping back on and I didn’t want to go back to a sedentary life. I was walking through the mall in Grand Forks, ND in early 2013 and saw a Crossfit gym. I popped my head in, talked with the coach, and went in for a WOD that evening and have been hooked since. When I moved to Tri-cities in 2015, I tried a few boxes and felt most at home at Natural Selection. I’ve grown to love the community at NSX, which helped me become comfortable in a city I moved to without knowing a single person in town. I found I love helping others in their fitness journey, so I obtained my Level 1 cert in November of 2016 and am currently the ‘newbie’ coach at NSX.