Service Array:
Individual Skill Development and Enhancement

Growing up in a small town in southeastern Minnesota, I had the blessing of growing up with two loving parents in the home until tragedy struck when I was 12 years old and my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Navigating those years while she was sick was very challenging on my family Two years into my mother’s battle, she passed away. I was 14 years old. Having just graduated middle school and headed for high school I had a lot of sadness, anger, and questions that didn’t get dealt with for a long time. Losing my mother was difficult, and unfortunately, a couple years later my father was laid off from his position and was forced to relocate for work and my brother went with him. With my sister having already graduated, this led to living with my grandparents and largely having to lean on myself to stay focused on schoolwork, athletics, and what to do with the rest of my life. I’m thankful for the structure that had been built in my life up to this point. But I found myself seeking validation in some troublesome areas in life which led to some run-ins with the law, fractured relationships, addictions, and not particularly enjoying the person looking back at me in the mirror.

As a young man I was blessed to have a few mentors come into my life that helped me pave a new path in my life. These mentors became father figures and role models that helped me spiritually and taught me valuable leadership skills that would greatly benefit me later in life. Fitness has always been a habit that I could lean on to maintain a physically healthy lifestyle, handle stress, and benefit my mind. I’ve used the outlet of coaching sports to help young people develop habits, disciplines, and perspectives that I wish I would’ve had during my youth and teenage years. Additionally, as an outdoorsman, I’m consistently reminded of how nature and the great outdoors provide a great, positive recreational outlet to pursue and how therapeutic those experiences can be for an individual.

It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to build relationships with others who may need a positive, relatable role model, who is willing to walk beside them, listen to them, and help them experience empowering ways to build themselves up physically, mentally, and spiritually. I know we all need to people like that in our life. I sure did.

This individual is an Independent Contractor through Well Built Humans.