Straight out of high school, I joined the Marine Corps Reserves and was a 0321 Amphibious Reconnaissance Man for 8 years. In 2011, I deployed to the Sangin Valley in Afghanistan with Bravo Company, 3rd Recon Battalion where I was a SAW gunner and a team medic. Since then I’ve opened my gym, Moro Performance, where we focus on sport specific training, CrossFit, and tactical readiness. I’m about to complete my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Concordia University Wisconsin where I played football and ran track. Next, I plan to attend graduate school for either biomechanics or avionics

In February of 2013, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and now use my knowledge of physical fitness to combat my symptoms and help others to do the same. I have been a lifelong athlete with a passion for physical fitness and am a strength and conditioning coach who has worked with everyone from junior high athletes, military special operations forces, law enforcement personnel, and even the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers. I have been fortunate enough to be interviewed by Dragondoor publications, NBA.com, NBA-Japan, and Warrior Talk Radio about my training methods and how I got to where I am today. I have attended seminars and certifications such as NASM-CPT, RKC, PCC, Strong First, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Football, Attitude Nation, and USA Track & Field. My gym and I are strong supporters of the Marine Recon Foundation, The Raider Project, and the Recon and Sniper Foundation.

I am now on a mission to be the first person with MS to climb Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen. Along the way, I will run the Marine Corps Marathon carrying a 45-pound ruck, complete a half and full Ironman, hopefully be awarded a chance to compete in the Marine Recon Challenge, climb and hike as many mountains as possible, and finish the GORUCK Selection event.

I am also in search of sponsors for my ultimate goal of summiting Everest. Follow me on my journey while I accomplish some things no one has ever done before!