I am a 500-hour Certified Baptiste Teacher and owner of Baptiste Yoga San Francisco with my wife, Jen. I started practicing yoga to balance my body from a lifetime of competitive sports. I found that yoga restored and lengthened my tight muscles, cured years of pain from injuries, and also changed the way I dealt with stress and challenges of everyday life. Yoga transformed a reactive personality I developed from an early career in the Marine Corp. I am a member of the Baptiste Core Team and stay immersed in the Baptiste Methodology by assisting Baptiste trainings and programs. As a way to give back what yoga has given to me, I am on the Board of Directors for Veterans Yoga Project, which provides mindful yoga therapy to veterans struggling with PTSD, and I also teach weekly classes to incarcerated veterans inside San Quentin Penitentiary for Prison Yoga Project.