Carlos is a Marine Veteran who retired in 2017 after 20 years of service. He made his way to Connecticut after being stationed here in 2013. Carlos has been involved in sports from a young age and fitness has always played a big role in his life due to his military career. He was introduced to CrossFit after attending a competition with a friend in 2014. Little did he know that at this competition he would meet his future wife, Jacki, and CrossFit would become a bigger part of his life than he ever imagined. Carlos and Jacki married in April of 2017 and after his retirement moved to Higganum, CT. Together they have 4 kids, Brandon 16, Alyssa 12, Jake 11, and McKenna 7. After moving into town and looking for a local box to workout at, they found CrossFit Ironworks, where his wife was presented with the opportunity to manage it. The two of them fell in love with the people and the community. When the opportunity to own CrossFit Ironworks presented itself, he and his wife ceased it and became the proud owners of the gym.