I was born and raised in Omak WA. I played multiple sports growing up. I captained my local soccer team from ages 7-17. I wrestled in college, first at the University of Nebraska and later at Pacific University.
I was lucky enough to have a soccer coach who grew up in England and played at a high level in the US, and a wrestling coach who was involved with the US Olympic Team.
While at Nebraska wrestling in Division 1, I was solely focused on that sport. Later, while at Pacific which is an NAIA level school, I’d train with the soccer team until wrestling season started.
I started coaching at a young age, assisting on younger teams from the age of 12. I also became a referee at age 12 and got a reputation for giving out cards, once ejecting a coach from a game when I was only 12 or 13.
I am a competitive person, but have a strong interest in sports psychology and decision making so I tend to care about training the thought process and decisions players make. I am also a firm believer in the EFC mantra of Building Champions for Life. So while I have high expectations of each player to do and be their best, I believe that working for excellence is a habit that we are building for their lives in general, not just on the pitch.
NSCAA National License
State Cup Semi Finalist with multiple EFC teams
Past President of Highlands Soccer Club
Former High School Soccer Coach at Ballard High School
Past coach of multiple club teams for players ages 4 to 17 at Highlands Soccer Club and River Valley Soccer Club
My wife Heather and I have twin girls, Aidan and Avery, who are 04’s and a son, Owen, who is an 08 and all three play for EFC. On the rare occasions we are not at a soccer field we attend Sounders matches, Mariners games, or just enjoy some downtime around the house.