I teach yoga.
At 14 years old, I began my yoga practice in order to improve my balance, strength & flexibility for golf. Even at that young age, the science of yoga made logical sense to me. While yoga initially did help me hit the golf ball farther, it has blessed me with a love for life that I didn’t know was possible.
I have been teaching Bikram HOT YOGA full-time since June 2012. From 2008-2013, I was a part of the dynamic front desk team at Bikram Yoga Tempe. In late 2013, I took over as Studio Director at Bikram Yoga Rio Salado in Mesa, AZ until moving to the East Coast of the United States in early 2016.
Presently, I can be found in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-RTP, North Carolina area teaching yoga & golf lessons privately and in small groups. My partner in life is also a yoga teacher.
I play golf.
And have played the game for over 35 years. I love & hate everything about golf. Growing up in the golf mecca that is Phoenix, my friends & I played competitive golf everyday – all day. School, home and work all became places to practice full-swing, short game and putting drills. My coach taught us to use the square grout lines of our tile floors to dial in alignment.
By age thirteen, I learned the importance of having equipment fit to your body and swing type. Since we grew up, literally, right next door to the PING golf factory, I’ve always been a nerd for the technical side of golf equipment fittings in relation to body size, swing type and body positioning. After dozens of broken shafts & mental gaskets blown, I found a little book in the Portland Library that would change my life forever:
Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, Dr. Bob Rotella.
After a soul searching summer in Portland ’98, I was a part of the first crew to open a Golfsmith store in Chandler, Arizona. During that fall, I began my club-fitting training met my post-college mentor and biggest supporter of my golf game, Vincent.
The next few years were away from golf in the sports retail and VoIP industries. Being away from golf only showed me I needed to be in golf.
In 2007, I began working for Nike Golf as an Equipment Specialist and Technical Rep testing & fitting new equipment. The lessons I learned during that decade were invaluable. However, in 2016, my golf swing IQ went to a whole new level, when I started training with Tathata Golf in their Certified Movement Specialist training program.
I still play competitively as an amateur to a +1 handicap.
I have caddied in PGA and Canadian PGA tour events.
I am a coach.
Just a regular dude born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, United States in 1975. I grew up always as a ‘coach’ at heart. It showed at home, in school, on sports teams & at work that I loved being in a leadership role and motivating those around me to see themselves as extraordinary as I saw them.
At a very early age, I became fascinated by the human mind and that “voice” in your head. For those of you who have practiced yoga or played golf – you know exactly what voice I’m talking about!
I studied Human Communication at Arizona State, and for the past 20+ years, I have never stopped learning about intra-personal communication – or “self-talk”.
Through my years in business, yoga practice, meditation and competitive golf, I have learned a lot about how to communicate with oneself & others more effectively & efficiently. Now, I am sharing this knowledge with others so they may too start seeing their world with more joy & simplicity.