Years at Recursive: 5
Years Coaching: 3.5
Certifications: CF-L1 & CF-L2, USA Weightlifting L1

Most inspiring CrossFit Games Athlete?
Patrick Vellner

TV Show you watch over and over?
Parks & Rec

Scariest movie you’ve seen?
Halloween, which scared me so much I haven’t watched many since

Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Is a Pop Tart a ravioli?

Least favorite CrossFit Movement?
Burpee Pull Up

You’re going on a road trip and at the gas station you get to buy chips, candy, and a beverage. What do you choose for each?
Combos, Peanut M&Ms, Coffee

List your pets!

If you work outside of the gym, what do you do?
I’m a mechanical engineer.

CrossFit movement you have worked hardest on?
Toes to Bar

When and why did you start CrossFitting?
I started in 2013, because I missed the team atmosphere of sports and didn’t enjoy working out alone as much.

Why did you initially choose Recursive as an athlete?
Great location and seemed like a really good fit when I dropped in.

Why did you decide to become a CrossFit Coach at Recursive?
I really enjoy helping and encouraging people in the gym, and I’ve made enough mistakes of my own to be able to share a little experience.

What is your favorite thing about Recursive?
It’s a cliche, but the members & community. I love the events where we get a huge crowd. It highlights how supportive this community really is.

What is your favorite Recursive memory?
The suffer with friends workout (and subsequent social) in Aug 2020. In the middle of a chaotic pandemic year a ton of members supported my friend’s charity, for a cause that’s really important to me, by coming out for a workout in the parking lot that included devil lungesters, which were brand new and also completely terrible. They donated, they shared on social media, they brought their friends… I can’t really describe how much it meant. If that doesn’t speak to the community at Recursive I don’t know what does!

What is one of your proudest Recursive Coaching moments?
I won’t name names but helping members do something they were initially scared to try is awesome.

How has Recursive changed your life?
Given me an awesome community and a ton of great relationships after moving to a town where I knew literally no one.

What is something else fun you’d like to share about yourself?
I’ve had a lifelong goal to do a standing back flip so if anyone can teach me let me know!

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