I am the owner and sole trainer for Revelation Strenght and live with my wife and three sons in Suffolk VA. Robyn is currently the Varsity Women’s Volleyball Coach at Nansemond Suffolk Academy, and Director and Head Coach at Nansemond Volleyball Club.
Both Robyn and I are life-long athletes. Robyn was a multi-sport athlete in high school and went on to have a very successful volleyball career at the Air Force Academy. I was a two sport athlete in high school and went on to play basketball at the Air Force Academy. I attribute most of my early athletic success to the functional strength I gained working on our family farm. While at the Air Force Academy, we trained with a program very similiar to CrossFit.
In 2005 I was exposed to kettle bell training that led me to CrossFit in the spring of 2006. I started coaching as a hobby giving training advice to my EOD teams, and eventually convinced my unit to finance my CrossFit Level I certification in 2008. I put it into practice by establishing a CrossFit gym at our compound in Iraq. I competed in the 2010 VA/WVA/DC CrossFit Games sectional event and placed 39th.
As my Navy career was winding down and I was searching for my next career, I realized I wanted to be a strength coach. I often wondered how my athletic career would have been different had I been exposed to proper strength and conditiong techniques as a young athlete. The desire to share professional level strength and conditioning knowledge with young athletes was a major contributor to my decision to pursue strength coaching.
The second major reason is centered around the small farming community I grew up in. Many of our friends and family are farmers and ranchers whose bodies have been beaten and broken by that lifestyle. When I started training as an athlete, I realized how they would benefit tremoundously if they had access to the same style training that I had. Unfortunately, that knowledge was hard to come by and facilities were even harder. It occurred to me, that I could fill that niche in any community.
Certifications: CF Level I, USA Weight Lifting Level 1, NSCA CSCS