Chef’s life is food and fitness and he is among the happiest food science and functional fitness nerds around. Knowing full well being an ‘expert’ means ‘knowing more and more about less and less’ he considers himself unduly blessed with the good fortune to be a lead instructor for the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance as well as Board Chairman of this nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization benefiting severely wounded veterans and civilian adaptive athletes. David is also a master chef and has taught Advanced Sports Nutrition to coaches and facilities owners on three continents over the last two decades.

After starting CrossFit in 2005 as his training of personal and professional choice, he ran headlong into all things CrossFit as quickly as his feet could carry him only to discover the one thing more fun than doing CrossFit is coaching CrossFit. Chef maintains a simple motto, “We want you to know not just HOW to do what you need to do, but WHY you need to do it, you need to empower by knowledge.”

As far as training? “If it’s heavy? Pick it up and move it as fast as you can, as long as you can. Then eat well, rest well, live well, laugh loud, then do it all again: heavier, farther and faster. Simple, isn’t it?”

Suggestion Box: If you hear the phrase ‘Cheat Night’ within a ten-meter radius of Chef, be sure to keep your hands away from his mouth.

Certifications & Training

  • CrossFit Level-1
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Blauer Tactical Systems Personal Defense Readiness Coach