I transferred to East Carolina University (ECU) in the Spring of 2013 after a series of concussions ended my college lacrosse career. Aches and pains from my playing days coupled with weight gain from being sidelined, I knew I needed a change. A few months after transferring to ECU, while enrolled in the Kinesiology program, I earned my personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I then teamed up with my brother, Shane, to co-found Optimum Strength, LLC.
While studying at ECU and running Optimum Strength, I completed an internship with Cardinal Gibbons Strength and Conditioning and became certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and as a Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC). After roughly 3 years, Shane and I decided to return to the triangle area with the hopes of eventually opening their own facility.
While establishing myself in a new area, I worked with local youth and high school athletes at a performance training center and with adults at a corporate gym. In June 2019 I began working on opening Peak City Gym full time and have been responsible for overseeing our training programs since opening in January of 2020.