- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
- CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Thaddeus joined the United States Air Force in the summer of 2010. Upon graduation from Basic Training in San Antonio, He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA; iIt was here he failed his first PT test. Thaddeus decided to never allow that to happen again. A friend forced him to try this crazy new craze called “Crossfit” in his friend's garage and has never looked back. After being stationed in Hawaii in 2015, he met Sage Mertz (Burgener) who inspired him to pursue his weightlifting career.
Thaddeus separated from the United States Air Force June of 2017 to attend Portland State University to further his knowledge on the human body and its potential.