Contests2000 North Carolina Junior State. 1st place and Overall
2002 mountaineer National Qualifier 1st place
2003 North Carolina State 1st place
2003 Jr USA 2nd place
2004 Jr Nationals 1st place
2004 Nationals 1st place (earning IFBB Pro Card)
2007 IFBB Europa Pro 12th place 210 and under class
2009 IFBB Jacksonville Pro 9th place 202 class
2009 IFBB Europa Pro 202 class
2011 IFBB Jacksonville Pro 15th place 202 class
2011 IFBB Muscle Heat Pro 6th place 202 class
I was born on December the 20th 1976 in Sanford, NC. In high school I wrestled and played many other sports, including baseball, soccer, and football. Inevitably wrestling convinced me of the importance of lifting weights and conditioning. During high school I was able to take a class in weight training. I immediately fell in love with it. (I was one of the strongest guys in my school pound per pound!) The feeling that I got from weight training was like no other. It gave me great confidence and self-esteem. After high school was over I continued to lift weights but not with the same intensity as when I was playing sports.
When I was 20 years old I moved to Raleigh, NC . I was trained as a jeweler, repairing and making custom jewelry, and I finally received a terrific job offer in Raleigh. After moving to Raleigh I noticed how much better all of the gyms were equipped. I also saw how people in this area were much more into fitness and bodybuilding than in my home town. This motivated me to start training again with maximum intensity. I would diet down in the summer , you have to look good at the beach! Many people would approach me and ask me if I was a bodybuilder and if I competed. After talking with an older friend who had competed and who agreed to help me with the mandatory poses, I decided to compete. When I did my first show in (2000) I came in looking the best I had ever looked in my life. I won my weight class and the overall!! From then on I was addicted to bodybuilding. I began to read and learn more about nutrition and the benefits of supplementation. I got so involved in nutrition and bodybuilding that I found myself spending every free moment doing research on how to improve my body and my nutrition. I was determined to make it to the next level.
Finally I knew I needed to follow where my passion and my successes were leading me. After 12 years of being a jeweler, I made a career change and accepted an offer to manage a successful local nutrition store here in Raleigh. Since then I have become much more knowledgeable about all aspects of nutrition and supplementation, as well as the demands of competition at the national and Pro level. In 2005 opened my own supplement store here in Raleigh (ALL PRO NUTRITION INC.) I have designed my own diets, workouts, and routine music for the last eight years. In 2004 I earned my Pro Card by taking 1st in the lightweight class at the NPC Nationals in Dallas Texas. I went up against the top 26 Lightweight bodybuilders in the Nation in my class, all of whom looked great! I never ever thought I would have been able to compete on this level with such success. It was a dream come true.
I love the sport of bodybuilding. I am committed to helping people reach their daily goals in and out of the gym by giving them nutritional advice and support. I was very fortunate to be a part of Team Dymatize and Team Prolab for 5 years working the booths at the Arnold Classic and Olympia expos and thus was able to educate people of all ages and levels about the benefits of supplementation.
I want to relay the message to everyone out there that you can achieve anything in life if you give it 100%, stay focused on your goals, and avoid all negativity. This was the wise message I received from my friend who got me into bodybuilding. It changed my life. It can change yours too.