How many seasons on the dunk team: Five years.
Hometown: Sandy, Utah.
Day time job/student: The Pulmonary lab at the University of Utah hospital and I’m in pursuit of a master’s program in Occupational Therapy.
How did you get started dunking: My cousin Lance was on the Dunk team for a year. I grew up with a trampoline in the backyard and my cousin and I were always trying new things out together. He informed me that the Dunk Team was holding open tryouts. He knew it was something I would enjoy and that I had the coordination skills necessary to be on the team. I decided to check it out and the rest is history.
Favorite memory thus far on the team: I don’t know if I necessarily have one favorite memory, but I do have many great memories of performing at a show where every pass and every dunk is perfectly executed. It’s a great feeling when that happens. Some of the best memories that I have are just being with the guys. We aren’t just a team; we’re like brothers out there, who always have each other’s backs.
Future goals: My future goals are to stay on the dunk team as long as possible, to be successful in my career, and to live a happy life with my wife and children.
Anything personal you would like to share: I have loved being on the Dunk Team so far, even if Griff busts our butts because we don’t perform to the best of our abilities. As funny as this seems, the Dunk Team has helped me in many aspects of my life, including my relationship with my wife. When she was pregnant with twins and on bed rest I had a lot of practices and performances to attend. Even though she was on bed rest she was always supportive. It made me realize that when she participates in things that she loves I should also be supportive of her. Spending time separately used to be somewhat hard for me, but now I view it in a completely different way. I love being on the dunk team and I love that my wife supports me. I can proudly say that now, I too support my wife as she pursues her interests.