Adam grew up in Southern Utah just outside of the St. George area. In high school, he was an accomplished athlete in track, football, wrestling, and gymnastics. After graduating from Hurricane High School in Southern Utah, Adam volunteered his time for two years in serving an ecclesiastical mission in the Philippines and learned to speak Tagalog proficiently.
Upon returning to the United States he accepted a full ride scholarship to Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah as a Gymnastics Coach. While at the University Adam started his first treatment center for troubled boys. Before finishing his last year of college he was given a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of performing with the World Entertainment company mainly with Sea World in San Diego. He reluctantly sold his successful treatment center but looked forward to performing with World Entertainment. While in San Diego he continued to coach gymnastics during the day and performed in the evenings. After several years of performing, he came back to SUU and finished his Degree in Psychology and once again coached the Universty’s women’s gymnastics team.
Once he finished his Degree he moved to Virginia to coach the private gymnastics club of GMS in Mananas for three years. Gymnastics has always been a passion, but so has influencing others for better and changing lives. It was in Virginia that Adam was able to really hone in on the true PASSION of his coaching. This PASSION is simply that; “I love to help people GROW!” It was in Virginia that Adam had the privilege of working with an amazing group of young women and their families. The strong connection with these young ladies and the success that followed changed Adam forever and shaped what is now The SCINSU GROWING PRINCIPLES: Open Mind, Hard Work, Positive Attitude, Integrity and Passion Interest Mapping! Because of these relationships coaching has been so fulfilling! After this incredible time in Virginia Adam then came back to Salt Lake City, Utah to be the Director and Principal for The Mana Academy K-12, a charter school with an emphasis in Polynesian culture. It was this experience that sparked Adams INTEREST and PASSION once again in starting a treatment center to help troubled young women gain control of their lives and CREATE a PASSION FILLED LIFE!
Adam currently lives in Hurricane, Utah with his lovely wife, Rebecca, and six children.