I invested in Crushlife Acres to work, learn and improve my skills.
I want to give young athletes the same opportunity.
Founder & Trainer
• 3-sport college athlete
• Member of Washington State 2004 Holiday Bowl Champions
• 3-time selection in the MLB draft
• Former 24 hour fitness personal trainer
• 5-year professional baseball career
• Hobby farmer, dedicated husband and father to 2 sets of twins
A unique blue collar approach to mental, physical and baseball training in a one-of-a-kind environment.
• 5 acre Douglas Fir tree farm in West Eugene
• 55' field turf batting/fielding tunnel
• Long toss area
• 1/4 mile running trail
• Speed sprint hill
• TRX suspension straps
• Weights, bungees, and other equipment
• Fresh air, wildlife and farm animals
ATHLETIC & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Richland High School - Richland, WA
• 3 sport letter winner
• Baseball: All-State 1999, Washington 4A state
championship, selected in the 31st round of the MLB draft by the Houston Astros.
Yakima Valley Community College - Yakima, WA
• 2 sport letter winner
• Baseball: 2-time all league performer, pre-season all-american, 2001 Athlete of the Year award winner, declined 15th round MLB draft selection from the Texas Rangers.
Washington State University - Pullman, WA
• 2 sport letter winner
• Football: Member of 2003 Holiday Bowl Champion football team
• Baseball: Started at first base for the Cougars in 2002 & 2003
• 2003: Graduated with a B.A. in General Studies
Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals Baseball Club
• Signed as a free agent in winter 2003
• Played 4 seasons in the New York Penn, South Atlantic, Carolina and Eastern Leagues
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks Baseball Club - Fargo, ND
• 2008 Northern League All-Star & Home Run Derby Participant
• Hit .298 while leading the team in HR (19) , SB (30) and RBI (76).
Colombian Professional Baseball League - Colombia South America
• Played OF and 1B for both the Sincelejo Toros and the Barrinquilla Caimanes.
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis, MN
2015: Received Masters of Business Adminstration
I believe professionalism is important in baseball and in life.
I believe each player plays the game in their own unique way but that are certain movements required to be a consistent player.
I believe one of the best ways for a young hitter to improve is to swing a wood bat consistently.
I believe success in baseball is as dependent on a player’s mental
approach to the game as much as his athletic gifts.
I believe low-weight, high repetition weight training is the correct approach for young athletes.
I believe flexibility is important in a player’s ability to stay healthy.
I believe the best way to improve at baseball is to field, swing and throw in a focused but care-free environment, as much as you can.
I look forward to mentoring your young athlete and helping him:
• Get stronger, faster and more powerful
• Focus more effectively
• Learn the value of hard work
• Hold himself accountable
• Plan & Perform at a higher level
Throughout my career I was known as a player who took care of my body. My ability to stay on the field and play multiple defensive positions at a high level allowed me to play 5 professional seasons. Those were some of the greatest times in my life.
I am as passionate about helping young athletes become proficient people as I am about helping them become professional prospects.