I grew up in southern Alberta Canada, where I fell in love with solo sports after a short stint as a young man in soccer and basket ball. After earning a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, I moved into the arena of mountain biking and shortly there after attained high level sponsorships and began travelling and competing while finishing high school.
After graduating from high school in 2005 I was introduced to the world of Arboriculture, rope access work, and rigging. I moved to Vancouver island to surround myself with the industry and later obtained my ISA certification to practice as an Internationally Certified Arborist.
In 2007 returned to Alberta and built Korthuis Tree Care, a professional arbor care company while continuing to pursue a career in professional athletics. Biking led to rock climbing which led me to skydiving and BASE jumping. Gymnastics became my favourite form of cross training for all of my endeavours, which after becoming a level 2 artistic gymnastics coach, led into the world of Parkour. In the Parkour and Free-running world I would go on to attain the highest level of Parkour and Free-running instructor certification offered, and a position as a Master trainer with the WFPF.
Since then I have also become very involved in the world of entrepreneurship and public performance. I founded the Anomaly Parkour team, started an action performance brand, assisted in opening Lethbridges first ever Parkour specific training facility, and brought other young talented individuals into the performance industry. I have lived all over North America and Australia, and continue to attain various certifications, ratings, and credentials.
I carry and maintain ratings and certifications in the following:
- NCCP level 2 artistic Gymnastics coach, and level 2 trampoline coaching.
- WFPF level 3 Parkour and Free-running instructor rating, and level 1 & 2 master trainer status.
- NCCP foundations coaching, applicable to mountain biking, and other general sports.
- Skydive C licence, wing-suit, and coach rating.
- BASE certification number 1673
- ISA Certified Arborist, PR4876_A, and both a Professional and Chapter member.
- Scuba Dive: Open water certification.
- Basic First Aid
- Arial Rescue
I participate in the following at a commercial level:
- Mountain Biking: Downhill, free-ride, dirt jump, street, slope style, and trials.
- Rock Climbing: Sport, traditional. bouldering, big wall, free solo, deep water solo.
- BASE Jumping.
- Parkour and Free-running.
- Dance: Contemporary, modern, hip-hop.
- Gymnastics, Mountaineering, Martial Arts, Calisthenics, Circus.
I have extensive experience in:
- Public speaking.
- Television and Radio.
- Business Development.