Dan served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army from 2011 to 2019. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is beginning the next phase of his life, including a greater focus on coaching.
Dan began his strength journey in 2011 by failing to complete marathon training due to knee pain. He turned to CrossFit, where he discovered Starting Strength. He trained inconsistently “doing LP” intermixed with attempts at Texas Method, Wendler 531, and other programs with varying success. He experienced long-term progress for the first time in the spring of 2018 when he signed up for Barbell-Logic Online Coaching.
Dan has developed and led physical training sessions for the Army for almost a decade, but first seriously considered strength coaching when his mom broke her ankle in 2018 and he struggled to find a coach he could recommend to her following her recovery. Since then, he has read and studied to improve his coaching knowledge, led as many people as he could through the teaching progressions, and finally coached his first consistent clients in the spring of 2019.
Dan believes that simple, difficult barbell training can transform people’s lives by instilling confidence, changing their physical appearance, developing greater physical abilities, encouraging healthy habits, and ultimately causing people to embrace the lifelong process of self-improvement.