About Us


I entered the fitness world over six years ago with the desire to keep myself at peak levels of performance for competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. What happened was that I discovered I actually enjoyed helping people. You might wonder why this seemed such a shocking revelation. Before this career, I was a graphic designer. I was in charge of projects for companies that had budgets in the millions. Even though I worked with people, I was primarily enveloped in a world of design.This changed when one of my earlier clients, Deborah, came to me with the greatest news I had ever heard. Deborah had come to me about 6 months earlier with a long list of goals. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and on a variety of medicines, just simply wanted to tie her own shoes. Over several months, we had defeated her high cholesterol, she was able to eliminate most of the meds she was on and could tie her own shoes. Today’s news was the best of all… diabetes FREE! As we hugged and cried I realized, this was the greatest feeling. I had helped someone defeat a sickness that could have killed her. My future was now set…

I worked over the next few years to develop client relationships and further my own education to prepare the way for the culmination of my dreams. With the support of my family, friends and clients (who might as well be family) I have set up a gym that will assist you in achieving your dreams as well. If you are tired of being a number at some huge Globo Gym, come to Mongrel Fitness and become part of the family, part of the pack. Let us make your goals our goals, and we will succeed.


Bachelor’s Degree – Liberty University

  • Sport’s Nutrition and Fitness

Professional Certificate – CrossFit

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Professional Certificate – USA PowerLifting

  • Certified Coach

Professional Certificate – USA WeightLifting

  • Certified

Professional Certificate – American Fitness Professional Association

  • Personal Trainer

Professional Certificate – American Fitness Professional Association

  • Nutritionist

Russian KettleBell Certification 

  • Level 1 Instructor


  • Pan-American/National Submission Grappling Champion – 2009
  • Pan-American/National Submission Grappling Silver Medalist – 2008
  • Multiple Champion – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor
  • Multiple Silver Medalist – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor

Athletic Status:

  • Professional Obstacle Racer – Sponsored by Bone Frog Challenge
  • GoRuck Preferred Training Partner

2014 Races:

  • GoRuck Light – Annapolis, MD
  • Instant Classic 1/2 Marathon – RVA
  • DC Scavenger – Washington DC
  • GoRuck Light – RVA
  • Monument 10k – RVA
  • Spartan Sprint – CitiField, NY
  • Bushido Challenge – Lake Anna, VA
  • Rugged Maniac – Dinwiddie, VA
  • Bone Frog Challenge – Charlemont, MA
  • Honey Badger Hunt – RVA
  • GoRuck Challenge – RVA
  • GoRuck Challenge – Washington, DC
  • Spartan Sprint – Charlotte Hall, MD
  • Big Muddy Challenge – Beaverdam, VA
  • Super Spartan – Wintergreen, VA
  • 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb – RVA
  • Spartan Beast – Killington, VT
  • GoRuck Challenge – RVA
  • Spec Ops Series TREK – RVA
  • Mogadishu Mile – Washington, DC
  • Savage Race – Kennedyville, MD
  • OCR World Championships – Oregonia, OH
  • Bushido Challenge – Fredericksburg, VA
  • Richmond 1/2 Marathon – RVA
  • Sweet Potato 5k – RVA
  • 2014 CrossFit Open Competitor

2013 Races:

  • Instant Classic Half Marathon – RVA
  • Rugged Maniac – RVA
  • Monument 10k – RVA
  • Splash and Dash – RVA
  • Henricus Dauber Dash – RVA
  • Warrior Dash – RVA
  • Run for your Lives – Md.
  • Merrill Down & Dirty – Md.
  • Spartan Sprint – Philidelphia
  • Spartan Sprint – Boston
  • Super Spartan – Wintergreen
  • Spartan Beast – South Carolina
  • Tough Mudder – North Carolina
  • 2013 CrossFit Open Competitor