Hoodlm's Thoughts, Reviews and How-To's

Inspirational, Motivational, product reviews and "how-to" photos, videos and write ups.


First off, I WILL NOT POST ANY POLITICAL CRAP on this site. We’ve all had enough of that. Honestly? I hope to lift the spirits of many people. I want to reach out to all my veteran brothers and sisters who are hurting. Furthermore, I’m a bit of a gear queer and like buying and trying out new things. Enter…this website.

The “About” section is always a fun one. This is where we go to get the inside scoop of the creator of the page who’s information we are devouring. So, a little about me and what qualifies me to convey all this good information.

Joining the Army at 17 years of age is a good place to start. Here I am now with over 25 years of service. My how time flies. The time in between consists of time spent on Active Duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. But it’s what has happened in that time that gives merit. Having never attended college and learning all my lessons from the University of Hard Knocks has been a heck of a ride and continues to be. Set aside from my military service I’ve been a travel agent, a father of 4, a husband (twice), a CrossFit Affiliate owner, son, brother, best friend, firearms trainer, SCUBA diver, mentor, author, CIA Security Operative (GRS), actor, hunter and fisherman, carpenter, Christian, salesman, auto mechanic, helicopter mechanic and so much more. Actually, at this age, I am starting to forget more than I can remember.

All that to say, sit back and take it in. As I like to say, I know a little about everything. Even if I have to fake it.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer Certified
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certified
  • CrossFit Judge Certified
  • Advanced/Search/Recovery Open Water Diver
  • Outward Bound Alumni
  • Warrior PATHH Alumni
  • U.S. Army Instructor Certified
  • US Army Veteran

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