From a young age, Dan has consistently displayed his passion for training and fitness. Starting out in the martial arts, he earned a black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 17. In college, he continued to pursue athletics through extensive training in Karate and Judo. In 2012, he took home gold at the national collegiate Judo championships sponsored by USA Judo.
Dan worked his way through college by becoming a certified personal trainer in 2011 certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). After finding CrossFit in early 2012, he left the globo-gym atmosphere to pursue functional fitness through CrossFit. Dan is a CrossFit Level one trainer residing in west Nashville with his wife Hannah. His favorite movements include anything bodyweight or gymnastics related and he loves helping others reach their fitness goals.