Director of YM4C
Once weighing 475 lbs. and diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic, fluid on the joints, and an enlarged heart – resilience, confidence, perseverance, and strength where all words that came at a cost, which saved his life. After losing over 275 lbs. and transforming his mind, body, and spirit, Troy now uses his story of growing up in a single parent home, being obese, and facing adversity as a way to inspire the young and the young at heart to live a life of purpose and meaning.
After high school, Troy climbed the ranks as a Merchant Seaman, working on cargo/fuel/ammunition vessels and falling in love with world travel. During this chapter of his life, Troy traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, visiting destinations such as Ireland, Norway, Dubai, Djibouti, and Singapore. These experiences helped Troy become more culturally astute and see the world from a different lens.
Troy is a success coach for individuals struggling with weight transformation, confidence, and mental instability and has written a children's book to inspire respect, diversity, and positive conversations in our youth. YM4C - Young Men 4 Christ, empowers, educates, and equips young men ages 7-17 with life skills, SEL training, and character development workshops. Troy also serves as Executive Producer to TV Show, The Bro Code; a platform that promotes the humane side of humanity through highlighting people with courageous stories, gifts, and talents.