I am a Straight Blast Gym jiu jitsu blackbelt under Matt Thornton and Travis Davison. I am currently a full time fitness and jiu jitsu coach at SBG Montana in Kalispell. I was the 2016 bronze medalist in my weight class at Worlds and the Pan Ams silver medalist in my weight category.
I was inspired to begin traditional martial arts by my mother as a senior in high school. I went on to receive a black belt in karate. As I traveled and moved from place to place, I continued to search for an authentic and functional form of martial arts. I tried many different styles at many different schools in the course of this journey. Eventually I found jiu jitsu and SBG. The philosophy was a perfect match for my science background. New and old techniques are tested with the same rigor. I am now a full time jiu jitsu and strength and conditioning coach at Straight Blast Gym of Montana. I hope to use my own experience to coach men and women of all ages to become the strongest version of themselves.