Aloha! I have over 15 years experience as a Natural Athlete. I've earned a Black Belt in American Kenpo, competed in Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Marathons, and Strongman competitions. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Psychology from Capella University, earned a Master's of Science in Education Training & Performance Improvement (2009) from Capella University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2006) from Hawaii Pacific University. I am a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), PSI CHI National Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda, and nominated for the Robert E. Black Award for Excellence. I became certified under the International Sports Sciences Association (I.S.S.A.) as a Certified Fitness Trainer. Also, I became a Certified Powerlifting Coach under the Special Olympics of Hawaii. With ten years combined military service, I am a disabled veteran with service in the U.S. Navy (CTO) and U.S. Army (11B) respectfully. My highest military honor is the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd award). I've earned the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) and the Air Assault badge. My future goals include pushing my physical/mental abilities to higher levels, teaching and conducting research on Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT), Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Also, spending my time writing, volunteering, and expressing compassion, optimal performance, and perseverance around the world.