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Bio

DOB: 9.23.1979
Born: Abington, PA
Height: 5'9"
Competition weight: 186-192
Offseason weight: 210-225
Education:
- Penn State Scheyer Honors Program Ė Class of 2001
- B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- B.S. Economics
Occupation:
- Owner of Arlington Nutrition Corner www.arlingtonnutritioncorner.com
- Owner of Core Nutritionals www.corenutritionals.com
- Owner of Team Miller www.teammillerpro.com
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite bodyparts to train: Back and legs
Least favorite bodypart to train: None
Strongest bodyparts: Back and biceps
Weakest bodypart: Chest

I grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA, a small town near Philadelphia. Throughout my childhood I was extremely active in sports including soccer, swimming, and baseball. In high school, I earned 11 varsity letters in these sports and was an all-regional athlete. I was recruited by a number of smaller, Division-1AA colleges but always lacked the size to earn a scholarship at a Division-1 school. When I graduated high school, I was 135 pounds soaking wet!

Deciding to pursue academics over athletics in college, I chose to attend Penn State University's Scheyer Honors Program. I graduated as valedictorian with degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Economics. Although I was extremely focused on academics, there was something missing. I missed the training involved with athletics so as a freshman one of my roommates introduced me to the weight room. I was instantly hooked. Although I lived on cold cereal, by the time I graduated I had a well-built, 175-pound frame and had learned a lot about proper training. After I graduated, my Biochemistry background allowed me to perform my own research and investigation into proper nutrition and supplementation, which really helped me make gains. In 2002, a year after I graduated, I was encouraged by a bodybuilder at my gym to compete. I won the overall novice division at my first show and was instantly hooked once again. Fourteen months later I won my pro card at my second competition, the 2003 OCB Charm City Classic.

On April 3, 2004, I was test judging at an OCB show when this cute Southern girl tapped me on my shoulder and began talking to me. I knew immediately there was something special about this person (and 20 months later I was engaged to Stephanie Brumfield!). Steph prepped for her first show while I prepped for my first pro show in 2005. After winning her pro card at her first show, it turns out that we eventually competed together at the 2005 IFPA American States Pro show where she took first and I took second.

Stephanie and I were married on October 14, 2006 in Danville, VA and now reside in Arlington, VA. We are expecting our first child in February 2014. Currently, I am President and CEO of Core Nutritionals, owner of Arlington Nutrition Corner, owner of Team Miller and Steph owns her own personal training business. I also recently co-authored a book, Biology for Bodybuilders.

Contest History

2009
11.14.09 - IFPA Yorton Cup Pro Bodybuilding World Championships, Washington, DC
- 1st Men's Pro Middleweight
- 1st Menís Pro Overall
10.10.09 Ė IFPA Gaspari/Dymatize Pro Classic, Cape Cod, MA
- 1st Men's Pro Heavyweight
- 1st Menís Pro Overall
2007
10.27.07 - IFPA Yorton Cup Pro International, Washington, DC
- 2nd Men's Pro Bodybuilding
10.06.07 - IFPA Gaspari Nutrition Pro Classic, Cape Cod, MA
- 1st Men's Pro Bodybuilding
2005
08.20.05 - IFPA American States Pro, Las Vegas, NV
- 2nd Men's Pro Bodybuilding
2003
10.04.03 - OCB Charm City Classic, Baltimore, MD
- 1st Overall Men's Open Bodybuilding (won pro card)
2002
08.10.02 - INBF Presidential Cup, Gaithersburg, MD
- 1st Overall Men's Novice Bodybuilding