Erick found CrossFit in 2013, to mentally and physically prepare for his job as a firefighter/EMT. As he quickly aged, and thought less of his health, his ability to perform his daily task became more difficult. CrossFit helped change Erick’s deteriorating health and allowed him to become a high functioning tactical athlete.
Coaching was not on the horizon, but as CrossFit grew in Erick’s family, and two of his daughters began to participate, Erick seized an opportunity to start coaching his daughter’s teens and kids class. This eventually led into coaching several classes, from kids, teens, and adults, to adaptive athletes within the CrossFit community.
Erick is married to his wife Laurie of 20 years and has three daughters and a son. His wife is his favorite workout partner! Erick holds multiple degrees and certifications in Risk Management and Is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, American Heart Association BLS Instructor, and is an active instructor and presenter in Risk Management and Occupational Safety.
Quote from Erick
You can do anything for __ minutes. #Fortitude