I am 30 yrs old. I was born in norwich NY in 1980. My family was drawn to karate when I was a youth because my father thought it would be good for us.
Many years later I found myself drawn to MMA because competition was lacking in my life. I have always been an athletic person and needed something to fill that need. MMA was just what I needed and I was fortunate to find Coach Porter. His beginner friendly classes really made me feel welcomed and his Coaching on and off the mat helped me realize that I could reaach any goal I set.
Training in MMA has changed my life dramaticly in the past several years. I have made a lot of friends and found a focus to my life. After training under Coach Jason Porter for 3 years, I am now a green belt. I continue to work hard towards my black belt. I am currently a partner at Power of One MMA, a student, and assist in teaching youth classes. I hope to share this positive experience with everyone I can. I have begun by introducing my 4 yr old doughter who also enjoys taking class at Power of One MMA and loves to train with me at "Daddy's Gym." Outside of MMA my intrests are in basketball. I am a Boys and Girls Club of America youth basketball coach. When I'm not at Power of One MMA or coaching basketball I enjoy spending time with my daughter.