Married to Erin (fellow Daybreak North Crossfitter) with 2 children, Henry (4) and Mabel (2), I’m originally from the UK but have been a native of Mass for nearly 15 years. When not CrossFitting, I’m the VP of Engineering Delivery for “The Panther Group’, a national staffing firm based in Maynard. Besides CrossFit I like to play golf and used to play Soccer – although my best days are way way behind me…
Tell us about your CrossFit journey so far. What have you learned about yourself? What keeps you coming back?
So I joined when Daybreak North opened and really had no idea what to expect. I knew I was out of shape and was pretty intimidated proving that to everyone! But everyone was really welcoming and even though I didn’t understand half of the terminology and what the instructors were saying to me, everyone helped and the instructors broke it down for me. I’m now at 3 months in and feel like I’ve made lots of small improvements, whether that’s in terms of strength, technique or flexibility. The one thing that has surprised me about CrossFit is how technical it is. The diversity of the movements and daily WOD’s means I’m keen to learn and continue to improve. Mel, Erica and the team have made CrossFit addictive, I call them my dealers.
What have I learned about myself?
I can’t think and listen at the same time (and I get really frustrated with myself), counting is a struggle and math at a high heart rate is virtually impossible.
Tell us something that would surprise us to hear you’ve done.
Thankfully, my acting career didn’t take off after playing a role in 2 TV commercials while working at an advertising agency right after college. Perhaps I wouldn’t be a Daybreaker if it did!
What’s one of your guilty pleasures?
Kid Free, “Rich time” – either going off golfing or just having the remote to myself and watching Soccer/Sport all day and whiskey, preferably a single malt.
George Michael – because really can we live without “Faith” and “Freedom”
If you had to live in a book, show, or movie, which one would it be?
If I had to live in a TV show I would live in House Hunters International – I’d get to travel the world, meet all sorts of interesting people, try new foods and see amazing places.
How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
I would gather enough supplies for at least 90 days move to the mountains near a water supply and learn to hunt for food. Although seeing as I had to google all that information I’d probably be the first to go!