Howard grew up in Eastern Washington, taking advantage of the many opportunities presented by the great outdoors. The allure of the open air meant that he spent his youth doing everything from hiking and camping to mountain climbing, from swimming and water skiing to sandlot baseball and football. He also developed an early, lifelong passion for running and currently runs half marathons across the US.
Howard jumped into CrossFit in early 2010, after climbing Mt Rainier with a former Navy Seal, who talked about owning a CrossFit box. With the seed planted, Howard took a foundations course and was hooked. He’s had the good fortune of dropping into boxes across the country, learning what makes a good coach and a great training dynamic along the way. He had long contemplated securing a CF L1 certificate, which he did in 2023. He now coaches our Lacey Legends late masters athletes several times a week. His credentials include: