Fitness and Recreation Specialist
Jack has always had a passion for movement and the outdoors. During your stay, he will work hard to help cultivate the same in you! Jack grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, in the small town of Cookeville, TN. He spent much of his childhood exploring nature and competing in his favorite sports. In high school he was a competitive swimmer, going to the State Championships 2 years in a row for the 50 freestyle event. In college he shifted to competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, fighting in multiple state and national tournaments. In his late 20s he rediscovered his love for swimming and now enjoys open water, ultra-endurance swims.
Jack has a background in fitness and nutrition. He attended Tennessee Technological University for his undergraduate degree, where he majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. After a few years of living a relaxed beach life, he went back to school for a master’s degree in Nutrition, Community and Public Health through Liberty University. He is currently working towards a PhD in Exercise and Sport Science. He is a designated swim coach through US Masters Swimming as well as a ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. He hopes to use his experience and expertise to educate you and make movement an enjoyable part of your life.
Jack says: “I’m truly excited for the opportunity I have here at Skyterra to make a difference in the lives of others. We should be startled by the rapidly deteriorating health of our population, it will likely be the biggest crisis we face in the coming decades. We should also feel empowered that we have the ability to cause a reversal of those trends through simple lifestyle changes. With the health principles and habits you learn at Skyterra, you have the incredible opportunity to permanently change your life for the better.”
Certifications and Achievements:
BS in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness, Tennessee Technological University
MS in Nutrition, Community and Public Health, Liberty University
US Masters Swimming Level 1 Swim Coach
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout