Bear met the Cadence team as a volunteer in 2010 in Charlotte, NC. He then started working as part-time weekend production staff for a number of years before taking on a leadership role with Cadence in 2020. His primary role with Cadence is onsite venue and team management and a secondary support role of pre-event production. Bear grew up in a military family living in numerous places around the country. He finally found himself in North Carolina earning both a MS and BS in Exercise and Sport Science from East Carolina University. Afterworking in a number of position in the health and fitnes industry, he now resides in Huntersville, NC where he owns and operates Hardcore Serious Fitness Inc. Hardcore is bootcamp and personal training facility for all ages and ability levels. He also manages local market events in the Charlotte area.