Jose was born in Bradenton Fl, where he grew up fishing, playing soccer, trail running, skateboarding and swimming. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2014. He was a paratrooper in Fort Bragg North Carolina, then while stationed at Fort Campbell he became Air Assault qualified. Jose has always enjoyed being in the gym and finding challenging ways to test his fitness, but it wasn’t until his deployment to Iraq in 2020 when his interest in functional fitness flourished. Upon his arrival to the states, he was eager to join his wife, Adrial, at a local CrossFit box and instantly fell in love with the sport. He enjoys being a part of such a dynamic and welcoming community, and loves coaching at CrossFit Lacey Training Day. Jose is currently a CrossFit level 2 trainer and has his Army Master Fitness Certification.