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Growing up, I was a younger brother fascinated with martial arts. I started strength training when I was 18 because I was tired of my brother outmuscling me. I had a standard American diet as a kid. I was fortunate to work at a GNC while earning my finance degree at Georgia State University. At GNC, I learned a lot about nutrition and diets on human performance. I was in college when I started questioning the commercial food system and began to have a general concern for the well-being of animals; I was blindly consuming. I stopped eating beef and pork when I was 24. It was also around that time that I followed my desire to be stronger or more physically capable, so I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
After graduating from college, I worked in finance in corporate America for about six years. I was still active in martial arts and strength training while fighting in amateur MMA events in the Southwest. I realized my passion didn’t lie with finance, so I decided to make a career change. I became a full-time personal trainer in 2010. I don’t view my work as work, as I care about my clients and helping them achieve.
I became a vegan at 34 years old, cutting out eggs and dairy as the last animal products in my diet. I am currently 43 years old and in better shape than in my 20s. I achieved my 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2022 after 19 years. I competed as a professional MMA fighter on a vegan diet.
I am a vegan because of animal welfare and the environment. There is a direct connection between what people eat and how they feel. I created the Militant Vegan Protein Powder based on my experience over the last 20 years. My mission is to provide a 100% organic minimalist plant-based protein powder that contains no plastic—our health ties to the environment’s health.