Jake discovered CrossFit in 2009 which opened the doors to the health and fitness industry for him. After receiving his CF-L1 certification and degree in Exercise Science, Jake began coaching CrossFit at his home gym in Chicago. When he made the move to the Pacific Northwest, he continued as a Head Coach at a CrossFit gym in Seattle which he spent the following 4 years managing, as well. It was then that Jake really felt the impact of time spent in nature. In 2018, he seized the opportunity to coach CrossFit on a US military base in Kuwait where he further grew his interest in holistic and mental health.
Upon returning to the States, Jake pursued his Health and Wellness Coaching certification and worked for a Wilderness Therapy program where he saw firsthand how positive emotions, self-discovery, and vision can impact someone’s willingness to change. As a coach, Jake aims to support his clients in better understanding themselves on a physical, mental, and emotional level.