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I'm a writer, visual storyteller, and personal trainer located in Portland, Oregon. I was a journalist for 13 years before I entered the fitness and wellness industry. 

I am the author of Slippery When Metastasized and the Splatterpunk Award-nominated This Is a Horror Book. My fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1, The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg, and Cinema Viscera. 

As a beginning filmmaker, I collaborated on The Unbearable Lightness of Crashing, a micro film that screened at the 2020 PDX Motorcycle Film Festival in Portland, the 2021 MotoTematica Film Festival in Rome, Italy, and the 2021 Black Hills Moto Film Festival (online). My autobiographical micro film, A History of Worry, screened at the Fall 2021 Oregon Short Film Festival, where it won Best Experimental Micro Film. 

An ex-powerlifter, I teach therapeutic exercise for a chiropractic clinic as well as work privately with clients. My background is in coaching proper movement patterns, teaching the basic principles of strength training, and helping clients develop habits and mindsets that can sustain them through times of crisis in the context of exercise. 

Fun facts about me:

I went viral as "the Air Guitar Workout Guy," I am not Charles Muir the Tantric sex guru, and I am the cousin of Brian Domonic Muir, creator and writer of the sci-fi horror cult classic, Critters. 

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