Growing up in Wisconsin I loved sports and excelled in baseball and football. But I was always on the skinny side, weighing a feather-light 117 lbs at the start of freshman year.
For a while, I avoided the weight room out of embarrassment and fear of being judged by stronger kids. But lifting weights was a requirement to join the high school football team, so I faced my fears.
As soon as I saw the changes in my body, weight training became my passion and I aspired to build an incredible physique. In those first few years, my parents and coaches taught me that progress is about showing up consistently.
Around the age of 18, my friends and I gravitated to powerlifting. I learned how to focus my energy in order to accomplish great things. And I won strength contests by bench pressing nearly double my body weight in the 148 lb class… although I was still pretty skinny.
Then I went on to college in Minnesota to study engineering. I joined the rugby team to stay in shape and made some amazing friends. But my bodybuilding progress stalled at 160 lbs – mostly due to a ramen and beer diet 😂
Playing in the All-Minnesota college rugby tournament in Minneapolis
After college, I went to Southern California to become an engineer in the aerospace industry. There I trained at a famous gym alongside the top bodybuilders in the world. And they showed me the importance of nutrition.
Just as I was starting my new fitness journey, I got diagnosed with cancer. But I fought through it, coming out the other side with a renewed appreciation for life. And eventually, I bulked up to 210 lbs (drug-free).
At 26, I moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family and friends. By this time I had a unique combination of problem-solving skills and nutrition knowledge. So I created a meal plan that would get me into contest shape. I dropped 45 lbs of fat and stepped on stage at my first bodybuilding show.
At my heaviest (and unhealthiest) I weighed 210 lbs. The following year I competed in my first show at 165 lbs.
Within 2 years, I competed in 4 physique contests and qualified for Nationals. During that time I refined my meal plans, began coaching others, and collaborated with some of the top fitness athletes in the country.
In 2017, I combined my expertise in nutrition and engineering to form Nutritioneering. Since then, I’ve quit my corporate job in order to run my business full time. Now I’m fortunate to be living my dream and I look forward to helping you achieve yours.
I founded Nutritioneering to help people all over the world achieve their fitness goals. Empowering them with tools and knowledge to reach their full potential.
my personal values
Consistency & follow through
Be true to your word. Show up, work hard, and finish what you start.
Act with a sense of purpose & clarity
Make every move count. Eliminate the distractions and prioritize what matters.
Learn, progress, & strive to be your best
Knowledge is the seed of success. Understand the problem and make incremental improvements.
Join me and become a member of the Nutritioneering team!