Joel grew up in the Seattle area. He attended Boise State University, where he was a collegiate athlete as a baseball player. He returned to the Seattle area and coached club and high school swimming. He then went to A.T. Still University where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Between getting his bachelor’s degree and the end of graduate school, Joel was unhealthy and ballooned to 300lbs. In 2012, Joel discovered CrossFit and the healthy changes he made sold him on the CrossFit concept to where he uses some of the principles in his Physical Therapy practice. In addition to the health benefits of CrossFit, Joel has always enjoyed the comradery and community in Crossfit and strives to maintain these relationships. Stepping into the role of CrossFit Coach was a natural next step for Joel as his day-to-day focus and passion is on helping others become stronger and healthier.

When not in the gym, Joel enjoys the outdoors, softball, golf, and spending time with his wife, dog, and new-born daughter!


Crossfit Level 1 Coach

Licensed Physical Therapist

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1

Kinesotaping Level 2

Rock Tape FMT Blades