Owner / Coach
Todd started coaching Martial Arts at 14 years old, it was his first job ever. He became a head instructor at United Academy of Martial Arts in Morgan Hill, CA and coached there for 8 years from there his love for fitness and weightlifting grew when he picked up a lacrosse stick in college for the first time and he and his team realized that they needed better strength and conditioning coaching. Being a club sport at the school, they didn’t have access to that coaching so Todd’s entrepreneurial spirit broke through and he stepped up to lead the team’s fitness focus. This sparked the realization that he had a gift in coaching health and fitness and decided to make a career of it. He started the full-time coaching journey as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness and followed it up by breaking into the CrossFit world at Silicon Valley Crossfit.
Todd’s entrepreneurial spirit then led him to co-founding Sundown CrossFit where he competed in the 2014 Regionals and then coached athletes in the 2015 and 2016 Regionals. Having a taste of a fitness startup with a business partner, Todd still dreamed of launching a CrossFit gym of his own, but didn’t know quite how to get there yet. After selling his stake in Sundown, Todd continued his own fitness at NCFit and in December 2016 CrossFit Currahee was born. The gym quickly outgrew its original one car garage box and now operates out of Campbell, CA.
In the 20,000 hours (and counting) Todd has been coaching human movement, he’s come to realize that his relentless pursuit of improving his athletes’ lives is more important to him than improving their place in the standings at the Games. Don’t get us wrong, Todd pushes students and athletes harder than anyone we’ve come across, but he also has come to realize that you don’t judge someone’s potential, you build it.
Todd believes that one’s life is drastically improved by implementing exercise. And he’s right. Todd stands by the conviction that making a person more fit will give them the confidence, energy, discipline and follow through that it takes to be a better employee, friend, spouse, athlete and contributor to society. By partnering his passion for fitness with his caring nature and keen observational skills, Todd pulls the best characteristics out of each and every person who enters Currahee. He has the gift of revealing abilities that people assumed they were not capable of performing.
By no means is this the end of the road for Todd as Currahee grows and he Continues to work with Brute Strength and the top CrossFit athletes in the world more amazing things are coming and he will not stop until Currahee and its community is standing on top not just in fitness space but all aspects of life.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Brute Strength Training 1on1 Coach
- 3nd Degree Black Belt
- CrossFit Regional Team Athlete (2014)
- USAW Level 1
- Eleiko Weightlifting/Sports Performance Coach
- CPR, Red Cross
- Competition Coaching
- Program Design
- Body Composition
- Performance Nutrition
- Box Seminar by Ben Bergeron
- SJSU Men’s Lacrosse
- Martial Arts Instructor
- Pioneer High School (San Jose, CA) Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
- lululemon Ambassador
- Built Beards and Barbells brand from the ground up (@beardsandbarbells)