S: I live in Sudbury, with my sometimes inappropriate but amazing husband Kevin, our son Cade (10), and my other two sons, Odin and Thor (aka., the dogs). I work at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, in clinical research. I have been doing CrossFit for just under 4 years. I am typically at the 12:30pm, unless life gets in the way and then you will find me at any class I can fit in.
K: I’m a Scorpio – Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear, and when I do it’s usually something unusual….I like long walks on the beach, cave-aged Gruyere and a nice Chianti……. seriously….even though all of that is true:
I live in Sudbury with my wife Sarah, son Cade (10) and our two Pugs….Thor and Odin. I’m VP of Americas Corporate Sales at Carbon Black, leaving after just under 8 years and a successful IPO …going back Active Duty Army for at least a year. 26 years Military, Active Navy for 5 years – Vermont Army National Guard for 21 years. 4 Deployments – 2 Navy Persian Gulf – Army Iraq/Kuwait 2004-2005, Afghanistan 2010. Just finished School – Masters in Homeland Security from Northeastern.
Been doing CrossFit for just under 4 years. I’m normally a 6:30 am class kind of guy, since I’ve been on the slide at Carbon Black, I think I’ve tried every single time-slot. I do like the 12:30 as well.
1- What keeps you coming back to CrossFit each day?
S: The screaming and grunting….No seriously, just like everyone it is the people and the coaching. After swimming throughout my entire life I struggled to find a program that worked for me. CrossFit was the answer. Daybreak has given me the structure and community I need to be successful at fitness and in life. I tell everyone I found my tribe at Daybreak!
K: This is without a doubt, the longest, sustained and effective regimen I’ve ever had. Like almost anything in life, it’s all about the people around you; to include members and coaching staff. I look forward to it – it’s part of my life – I love it.
2- Tell us about your move. Where are you going? Why? When are you coming back to us?
S: UGH, the f’ing Army….Just kidding. Kevin has a great opportunity to go Active Duty, but this time in the US so we are all moving together to Essex, VT (right near Burlington). Honestly, it is a total bummer in so many ways, but also an adventure I am glad we are taking together, which beats him being deployed to Afghanistan again. I will still work for Vertex and will need to be in Boston more often than I probably would like, but that means you will likely hear…I mean see… me around the gym periodically. As Kevin says 50:50 we will be back next year….does the Army still need Kevin? Do we like Vermont? All things we need to figure out. Also, even if we are in VT longer than a year the entire family will always be back for the beer mile.
K: Moving to Essex Junction VT. I’ll be working in Operations for the 86th Infantry Brigade – 10th Mountain Division based out of Jericho VT which is about a 10 minute commute past 3 farms with a beautiful backdrop of a snow-capped Mt. Mansfield. We have to figure out if the Army is going to work full-time, and if VT works for us – I give it a 50/50, we may end up back here this time next year…we’ll see.
3- If you could pick actors to play your family in a movie about your life, who would you pick?
S: Yuck, I am no good at these questions…I asked Cade who would play him and he said the actor who plays Anakin Skywalker….Kevin = James Dean and me = Sandra Bullock
K: Yikes….. Gerard Butler, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Matthew Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker as a little kid).
4- If you could turn any activity into an Olympic Sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
S: Talking for as long as possible without ever repeating a story. It’s a gift.
K: Beer Mile – or 10k….pretty much anything involving alcohol-infused calisthenics – it’s pretty much my jam.
5- What’s your spirit animal (an animal that represents you)?
S: One day Cade said “you know mommy your spirit animal is a Cougar.” But I really think it is a dog. I am typically happy, I love having people around me, and I can’t say no to anything.
K: Honey Badger