Juan is a transplant to Colorado from Joplin, MO. He was born in Costa Rica and moved to Arizona as a kid, grew up and attended college at Arizona State before transferring to Ozark Christian College in Joplin. He met his wife Elke there.

Juan was an athlete all through High School and college. He found fitness when he was 19 in the form of powerlifting. He has been in competition and placed first in his weight class. After powerlifting he discovered CrossFit and happily drank the koolaid! 

Juan serves as the full time youth minister at Valley View Christian Church here in Littleton. In his spare time you can find him lifting weights, reading Stephen King at a coffee shop with Elke, snowboarding, hiking, watching the Office, or at the movies!