I was born and raised in Dublin, GA. As the son of a former coach, I was raised with a great appreciation and love for athletics. I played basically every sport from basketball, football, golf, tennis and baseball.
After graduating high school, I attended the University of Georgia to chase my dream of playing college basketball. I always believed I would pursue a career in coaching after college so I majored in Social Science Education.
Exercise remained a staple of my time at the University of Georgia and I was a daily visitor to the gym. I also worked and volunteer coached with the Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA of Athens. After receiving my degree, I decided to give law school a try. I was accepted and attended Mercer Law School in Macon, GA. The decision to go to Law school was the best decision of my life because while at Mercer, I met my wife Erin.
Erin and I moved to Tampa after law school to begin our legal careers. I started as a prosecutor in the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, before leaving to open the Tampa Bay office for The Ticket Clinic where my practice focuses on the defense of traffic and criminal charges. Erin and I were blessed with our daughter Millen in 2011 and son Pierce in April of 2016.
Growing up playing completive sports, I always viewed fitness training as just a necessary a part of optimizing my performance in a given sport. However, after my basketball days were done, I really found a passion for exercise itself. I no longer view fitness as just a means to an end, but embrace and love every opportunity to be active. I have also grown to love and
study how proper nutrition can optimize physical performance and appearance (without just eating things that taste like cardboard). I enjoy participating in triathlons, obstacle races, weightlifting, kayaking and any other way I can reach a new fitness goal.
I came to True Grit Fit to volunteer as an assistant coach for the Special Olympics Powerlifting team. Working with these wonderful young men made me fully recognize the joy of assisting others toward a fitness goal. I have been honored to expand my role at True Grit Fit. I want to share my passion for fitness with everyone who walks through that door.
I am a huge believer in setting goals and then working to reach them. I would love to help you reach yours!
‘If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed.” – Dan Gable