Title: Co-Founder & CEO
Education: B.S. in Communications; M.S in Sports Administration from The University Of Illinois [CPT; CSCS]
I’m the Co-Founder & CEO of 1AND1 Life. 1AND1 Life was born out of a combination of my love of movement, my strong belief in the mind-body connection, and my passion for the power of community.
A lifelong lover of sports, I played football in the Big Ten Conference at The University of Illinois, was part of the Academic All Big-Ten for three years, and won the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. Afterward, I played a short stint as a professional football player and persevered through four ACL surgeries and seven knee surgeries. These trials ultimately strengthened me—and the life lessons and practical advice I gained during those years have been integral to my role at 1AND1 Life.
While recuperating from my many injuries and surgeries, I came to appreciate the role that mindset has–both in sports performance and in the ability to recover and successfully rise above challenges, even off the field. While I pivoted away from professional sports to a career in personal training, I saw that my best clients responded, not just to the exercises I taught in each training session, but to my advice around goal-setting, personal development, and mental health. Observing this made me feel strongly about developing a program that addresses, not just physical transformation, but transformation of the whole person–inside and out.
I’m obviously passionate about health, wellness, and fitness, but there’s also a side of me that’s deeply committed to building a community. Through this platform, I want to unite like-minded people in pursuit of their highest selves. Our website, app, social media channels, podcast, and in-person events are each strands that connect the broader 1AND1 community, building a true team that’s committed to being 1% better, every single day.
To learn more about me and stay up-to-date on the latest, find me on Instagram @bigc1and1