Co-owner of CrossFit DNR married to the beautiful Dr. Vanessa Knapp, Father to 2 amazing canine kids (Liberty and Klyde) and standing in at 5’8″ 185lbs of pure BOOMSHAKALKA! But it wasn’t always this way. Back before 2009 CrossFit, Sharks, Bigfoot, Rock crawling, Aliens, Heights, Running, Kids, Zombies and Monsters alike, Spiders, and Raw Chicken Scared the crap out of me! So I did what any reasonable human bean would do. I Ran and I mean fast…. Haha YEAH Right, running… like thats going to happen I just told you running scares the crap out of me! So rather than running from my fears, I researched them, got familiar with them. Starting with getting my CFL 1 in April of 2009 and that alone has helped me confront my fears and meet them head on. Now I am not saying that I am not afraid of sharks, Bigfoot ect. but thanks to Crossfit and a great training team, I am more prepared if a time ever arises where I come face to face with one of them. And its My goal everyday to bring out the best in every athlete that comes through our doors and I expect my athletes to give me there best, every time they step foot in our box. So at the end of the day, you can without a doubt, look your own monster/fears in the face and tell them you’ve paid your dues, your stronger than yesterday and your not afraid to take them on.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
USAW Sports Performance Coach