I am a road runner, trail runner, & CrossFit athlete. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. I began running in high school as part of the annual fitness exams. After high school I joined the US Marines where running was a regular part of our fitness regime. My military service lasted for over five years and included a tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
After active duty in the Marines, I returned home to work in the civilian sector and go to college. I graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a BA in Sociology & Law.
I continued to run as part of my physical fitness regime but never raced competitively. It wasn’t until I began training for a GoRuck Challenge with a friend that I discovered local races and running crews in Los Angeles. Since 2016 I’ve been highly involved in the LA running community. I’ve served as an ambassador for several race productions as well as being the West Coast representative for Latinos Run, an organization that encourages running within the Latin community worldwide.
I’m a full time dad to a wonderful daughter and in my spare time, I coach CrossFit classes at Highland Park CrossFit. CrossFit allows me to utilize all of my physical fitness and not just focus on running. I find that the functional fitness keeps me conditioned year round and ready to compete in races that range from marathons to trails and even obstacle course challenges. It’s been a game changer for me personally and has allowed me to grow as an individual who can help others in the community I grew up in.