About

Trainer, educator, athlete, and musician based out of the Washington, D.C. area. Grew up playing sports in grade school, then shifted focus to music in high school and college. Became a world class snare drummer, toured the country playing drumset, and currently teaches one of the top marching percussion ensembles in the world. Earned a degree in philosophy and religious studies, and completed some graduate studies in social psychology and well-being. Dabbled in triathlon, trail running, yoga, CrossFit, Olympic lifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, Floreio, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and bouldering. Interested in helping change people’s lives for the better, and always striving to learn and improve. Currently Individual Design Program Manager at District CrossFit in Washington, D.C. and also Director of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline.

Fitness Certifications / Workshops Attended

  • Gymnastic Bodies with Coach Christopher Sommer
  • Poliquin International Certification Program Levels 1, 2, and 3 (PICP)
  • Poliquin Group’s BioSignature Modulation Levels 1 and 2
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (in progress)
  • Poliquin Group’s Olympic Lifting Seminar with Kim Goss
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW)
  • OPT’s Coaching Certification Program Assessment and Program Design Level 1 (OPT CCP)
  • Russian Kettlebell Certification Level 1 (RKC) with Andrea DuCane
  • Original Strength with Tim Anderson
  • Exuberant Animal Trainer Jam with Frank Forencich
  • Training for Warriors Levels 1 and 2 (TFW) with Martin Rooney
  • Poliquin Group’s Dynamic Movement Symposium
  • Stretch Therapy for Gymnastics Strength Training with Kit Laughlin
  • Handbalancing and Movement with Yuri Marmerstein (2)
  • Hybrid Perspective Gymnastics Revolution Seminar with Dr. Dave Tilley
  • Anatomy Trains with Tom Myers
  • Paleo FX Conference 2012 and 2013 with Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf
  • Freestyle Connections with Carl Paoli (3)
  • MovNat Workshop with Clifton Harski
  • Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC) with Al and Danny Kavadlo
  • Beast Skills Seminar with Jim Bathurst (2)
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Remo Health Rhythms

One thought on “About

  1. Hey Chris,
    I stumbled on your site while searching for new rudimental snare exercises and wanted to thank you for sharing your technical wisdom, insightful journal entries and overall positive encouragement. Wish you well in the New Year ahead and hopefully get the chance to meet you in the future.

    Craig B.

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