About Me: I have doing CrossFit since 2015 and have been training at CrossFit Oconee since 2018. I live in Watkinsville, GA, about 5 minutes from the gym with my wife, Devon, and our son, Camden. I was a professor at the University of Georgia for 9 years where I directed a research program focused on the health benefits of exercise and nutrition. I joined the coaching staff of Renaissance Periodization in 2017, and have recently resigned from my academic position to focus exclusively on my role as a nutrition coach going forward. I am excited to partner with CrossFit Oconee to offer my nutrition coaching services to this community.
Nutrition Coaching Experience
5 years with Renaissance Periodization, LLC as a 1:1 Nutrition Coach, specializing in clients who participate in CrossFit training.
Extensive track record of success with ~1000 individual clients to date. Testimonials and transformations available upon request.
Educational & Professional Background
Associate Professor with tenure, University of Georgia, Director, Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory (retired)
Postdoc, Vascular Biology, University of Missouri
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland
M.S., Exercise Science, University of Georgia
B.S.Ed., Exercise Science, University of Georgia
Subject Matter Expert, CrossFit, Inc.
Selected Areas of Expertise and Professional Accomplishments
Exercise & dietary approaches to treat & prevent obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases
Impact of exercise on fat and carbohydrate metabolism
Influence of prescription drugs and supplements on exercise responses
Extensive university teaching experience in exercise physiology, metabolism, diabetes, and human performance
~80 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals
Recreational Competition Experience in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting