When and how did you get started with RCF?  I started in August of 2016. To be honest, I’m not sure what motivated me step through the doors of RCF. I think it’s because I had stopped consistently working out and I was looking for something to spur me to get back into shape. Whatever possessed me, I’m glad I did it.

Occupation:  Gas distribution engineer for Montana-Dakota Utilities

Age: 31

Favorite WOD:  Open 17.4 or Murph. I like the WODs that you read and think, “I’m not sure I can do that” and afterward, you crawl away proud of what you accomplished.

Favorite Movie:  I like to laugh, so I gravitate toward comedies, especially Mel Brooks movies

Favorite Food:  There are few things better than a perfectly grilled steak.

Goals (personal, professional, and CrossFit):

Personal:  To be a husband and father that my family is proud of.

Professional:  To be promoted to senior engineer in the next year.

CrossFit:  To perform all of the Rx movements proficiently. It’d also be awesome to snatch 200+ pounds –  I’ve got a lot of mobility & technique work to do…

What time do you usually attend and what’s the best part about working out with that group?  I’m usually at the noon class. They are a positive, encouraging group of people, and there are some incredible athletes that work out over the lunch hour – it’s motivating to work out with them.

What’s in your most frequently used emoji tab?

Face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye

What’s the first CD you ever bought?  Chris LeDoux, The Ultimate Collection

What’s the last thing you searched for on Google?  Things to do in Vegas during the NFR

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? A warm gray (insert “not the brightest crayon in the box” joke here). I’m at home working hard in the background and like to help others shine brighter.

What is something we don’t know about you? I used to be a distance runner. I’ve run the Bataan Memorial Death March marathon three times and both the full and half marathon on the Mickelson Trail.

Advice to new members or someone looking to start CrossFit: Give it an honest try. Show up consistently for a month or two and you’ll never look back. It’s a great community of people, it’s fun, and you’ll feel great.