My goal as a coach is to provide the resources and environment that empowers people to achieve their full potential in health and performance. Whether that is bringing out the best version of yourself through improved fitness, training for a specific sport or preparing the tactical athlete in the military setting, here at The Performance Syndicate, I have the tools to help guide you on your journey.
My focus is built upon movement and function to increase performance. I adjust your training to help you achieve your individual goals in order to reach your peak results in a fun and safe manner. Understand that just "working out" is a bill that you are giving yourself, but proper training, that is an investment in a stronger, healthier you.
The Performance Syndicate is the result of years of hard work and investment into the art and science of strength and conditioning. It was developed as a way to give back to those who care about their health, fitness and are constantly looking to improve themselves through an active lifestyle. I continue the relentless pursuit to help my clients and those around us not only with our physical selves but our overall health and well-being.
Founder and Coach
I am the founder and coach for The Performance Syndicate (TPS), bringing over 18 years of full time coaching experience to my clients. Here at TPS, I provide individually tailored programming and remote training to a wide variety of individuals. Everyone from elite athletes, military soldiers and those of us looking to improve their quality of life through proper training. My passion is teaching and coaching to help anyone reach their potential and personal best. Bill Bowerman (Track and Field Coach and Co-Founder of Nike) said it best, "if you have a body, you are an athlete." We are all different. Different goals, different builds, and different backgrounds but that is what makes us great. My programs take into account the individuality of who we are and what we are trying to accomplish to get you where you want to be.
I am currently the Director of Training at the University of Health and Performance in Bentonville, Arkansas. UHP is an organization built around empowering our students and graduates by using a holistic approach to provide purpose in their lives. We are primarily built for veterans and active duty as they transition out of the military and into the civilian world by using health and fitness as the vehicle and centerpiece of our education. For more information please reach out and drop me a message.
Prior to coming to Arkansas I was a human performance specialist working with Special Forces for over 10 years. I came to special operations in 2011 and have played an integral role in not only the training of Green Berets but helping lay the foundation upon which our program was built. From managing operations, creating metrics, analyzing data, promoting organization, and designing the training facility, I have been a key leader in growing the Special Forces human performance program from inception to what it is today. As one of the most experienced tactical strength and conditioning coaches in the country, I use my breadth of knowledge and expertise to help drive programming results and continually improve the training provided to Special Forces soldiers.
Prior to special operations, I spent 5 years at the University of Wyoming where I oversaw an extensive range of men’s and women’s sports. Before accepting the coaching position at Wyoming, I earned my master’s degree at the University of Virginia, where I worked as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. Not only was my master’s degree in exercise physiology, but I earned my bachelor’s in it as well. During my undergrad years, as captain of the track and field team, I earned the title of All-American and National Champion in the 35 lb weight throw (indoor hammer). Another highlight of my senior year included the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) naming me All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year.
In addition to my constant quest to be a better coach, I continue to evolve as a competitive athlete, most recently competing in Olympic style weightlifting. I have been a national level weightlifter, participating in the National Championships and the American Open meets.
I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the NSCA. With USA Weightlifting I have a Level 2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach, Certified in Athlete Development and a certified local referee. I hold a certification in Myokinematic Restoration from the Postural Restoration Institute, I'm certified in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation, as well as certified in CPR and First Aid through the American Heart Association.
The symbol that you see with TPS is the ancient rune, the Inguz. It was considered to have no equal in regards to its meaning. It is a representation of health and balance of the four parts of ourselves; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It was often drawn when a new project was to begin for motivation. When a new process starts, old habits must be discarded.
At The Performance Syndicate I believe in having a healthy balance in life to be able to become the best version of ourselves. The Inguz is a reminder of the motivation and dedication needed to help improve and challenge ourselves in life, no matter what that challenge may be.