United States Marine


  • MCRD San Diego, CA
  • Camp Pendleton, CA
  • San Angelo, TX
  • 29 Palms, CA
  • Yuma, AZ


  • Al Taqaddum, Fallujah
  • Ramadi, Iraq


  • FireFighter I/II Certified
  • Aircraft Rescue FireFighter Certified
  • EMT Certified
  • Paramedic Certified
  • Hazardous Materials Technician Certified
  • ISSA Personal Trainer
  • * Certified since 2006
  • ISSA Strength and Conditioning
  • * Certified since 2008
  • CrossFit Level I
  • * Certified since 2010

Mando began CrossFitting in 2002, even though he didn't know what "CrossFit" was. The Marines incorporate "Constantly Varied, Functional Movements, executed at High Intensity" in their everyday training regimen. From 2003 until his Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps, he was Director of Training of his Platoons Strength and Conditiong program.

The Quiet Coach... He has 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason. Enough said...

Vince Lombardi

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour... The greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear... Is the moment when he has worked his heart out for a good cause... And lies exhausted in the field of battle... VICTORIOUS!