Photo: George Bruce Wilson

Photo: George Bruce Wilson



ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

USA Cycling Coach, Level 3

USA Triathlon Coach, Level 1


WHY WHITE PINE ATHLETICS: I created White Pine Athletics because I saw a huge gap in the mountain sports world. And, as an athlete, I understood the necessity of being treated and trained like a unique individual, something I feel a lot of trainers and gyms forget. The idea was  to start a company offering full-service training solutions, focusing on the strength and conditioning needs of each athlete, but also with a huge emphasis on mobility and injury prevention.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As far back as I can remember I have always had a deep passion for the outdoors. In my teenage years, I was introduced to the sport of rock climbing. I worked under some amazing coaches as I made my way through the competition circuit and on to the U.S. Competitive Team after competing in 8 national championships between 2005 and 2010. I started coaching competitive climbing in 2005, and have loved being a part of each athlete's journey.

In 2009, I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in pursuit of better climbing. It was then that I really started to dig my teeth into training, I couldn’t get enough of it; anatomy, physiology, how the body reacts to training load… I was utterly fascinated. I think that is why making the decision to attend the University of Utah to study Kinesiology was so simple. Training had been such a huge part of my past, it seemed only natural to make it an equally large part of my future.

Climbing is still my passion, and I don’t see that changing any time soon, but recently I have been enthralled by more endurance based sports such as cycling and triathlon. I am so intrigued by what the human body is capable of doing in relation to sport performance.

WHY DID YOU BECOME A TRAINER/COACH: From day one, I have always been passionate about the sports I participate in, and I have always enjoyed watching others grow as athletes. By becoming a trainer, I have been able to help athletes grow to become more efficient, stronger, and healthier than they were before, and that is a great feeling. I get to help people become lifelong athletes by focusing not just on the strength but on mobility and technique to achieve maximum longevity.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH? There are a lot of little canyons in the middle of nowhere I would gladly call my home, but I think my favorite place on earth to just sit and take it all in would be in Rome, Italy. Sitting in Piazza Navona, sipping on a glass of wine and just watching people come and go.