about me

It only takes a little digging on the Internet to discover some quick facts about me.

I am a happily married Christian man residing in Spokane, Washington. I was raised in a small town, played Division-1A football at the University of Washington, and worked as a loan originator fresh out of college. I am a 9x CrossFit Games athlete currently training full-time out of my garage gym.

What the Internet won’t tell you is WHY I am all of these things.

I grew up wanting to play in the NFL for one purpose — to build a platform. This is the same reason I started doing CrossFit. I wanted to build a platform to influence lives in a way that inspired and motivated others to find their greatest passions and chase their biggest dreams. Grounded in faith, it stirs within my heart that greatness dwells inside everyone and that each person has something inspirational about their story. We are all overcomers. Most people just need a little encouragement to release that version of themselves.

At the culmination of my freshman year of college football, I received the Scout Special Teams Player of The Year award. This is essentially an award for hard work. Receiving that award lit a fire in my heart to always be the hardest worker on the field. This has had a resounding impact on the rest of my life, as I want people to view me as the hardest worker they know. The sole purpose of that drive is to inspire others to work harder than ever before. This is important to me because I know that true joy and contentment lie on the other side of discipline.

During the 2017 CrossFit Games, I was awarded The Spirit of the Games. This award holds a value that I cannot quite put into words. It bears so much weight for me because I want to be known as the kindest person anyone ever meets because of what I value most — people. I believe that the most important things on Earth are mankind’s heart and souls. Every single person is of the utmost value and worthy of our love, time, kindness, grace, joy, and forgiveness. I want to draw out this type of kindness in others.

So I have made it my mission to motivate others to be the kindest, hardest-working version of themselves.

Come be inspired!

27 Important facts

1. I am named after Cole Trickle from the movie Days of Thunder.
2. I was born without 3 muscles in my right leg (gracilis, sartorius, and plantaris). Therefore, one calf is significantly smaller than the other.
3. It is a lifetime goal to speak in front of 100,000 people.
4. My favorite band is Journey, but Coldplay is a close second.
5. I am really good at making animal noises.
6. I proposed to my wife while wearing snowshoes. Didn’t think that one through…
7. I have never had a sip of alcohol.
8. Growing up, my dream job was to be Tony Horton, the guy on the P90X DVDs.
9. I have never broken a bone.
10. I was the first person in my family to graduate from a university.
11. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite cereal #SugarRush
12. I typically drink 3 cups of coffee a day, but don’t notice any effect from caffeine. I regularly drink a cup right before bed.
13. I have to sleep with something heavy on my feet.
14. I have one GIANT tonsil.
15. I am terrible at tennis.
16. I was baptized at 12 years old.
17. When I was a kid, someone made fun of me for having dirt behind my ears. I have thoroughly cleaned behind my ears every day since.
18. I used to sleep with a football every night.
19. I give a mean foot rub.
20. I know every word to the song Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio. So does my mom.
21. My wife and I easily consume 5 pounds of spinach a week.
22. I had a mullet when I was a kid. Thanks Dad.
23. I didn’t see my first concert until I was 27.
24. Ice cream is my kryptonite.
25. I was voted “Best Butt” in high school - a fact that my wife doesn’t let me forget.
26. I love to grill.
27. My first poster was of the Spice Girls.