I was hooked on fitness early. Started my fitness journey with sports as kid. Soccer, wrestling, track, pretty much any sport I could join. I loved being in shape and the ability to play any physical sport. This lasted through high school.
After school I joined the military. In basic training I was recognized as distinguished honor graduate, and offered an airborne contract. I accepted and next thing I know I was in airborne school. Running miles and miles a day I was again recognized for my physical abilities and asked to carry the guide on (flag with company colors). One day in formation we were visited by Ranger Cadre. I of course now had to be a ranger. Our class started with 300 and only had 27 graduates. I was to my unit and deployed to Iraq two weeks later. I loved my time in the military. However an injury halted my military career.
Post army I re found my love of fitness with bodybuilding. I competed once in Michigan placing third, then year later placed 6th in open heavyweight in Las Vegas. I was disappointed with how weight/height classes were judged and changed my focus to mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts was an amazing experience for me, training with top level athletes In Las Vegas at Syndicate MMA. I have a 5-0 record with my last fight at the Orleans hotel and Casino. 2 years into my MMA career I had my beautiful son. With a new baby I no longer wanted to be in a sport that could result in personal injury hindering my ability to care for my son.
With the announcement of Classic Physique I was absolutely ecstatic! I was able to compete in Michigan's first ever Classic Physique competition. I won overall and loved the feeling of being on stage again.
For my off time I love cosplaying different characters from video games, movies and comics. Super hero's are very aesthetic and this is an additional motivation to stay in top shape year round. I'm also an alternative model for an agency in Detroit, where I happen to be the fitness advisor for the company.
Eyes to the future, I couldn't be more excited to be sponsored by a veteran owned and operated company with true, reliable products. Ranger Nutrition is going to carry me to a new level of competition and overall healthy living.