James Lawrence

#MemberCrushMonday: James Lawrence

What do you do with your time, for work, play, etc?

I grew up on a cattle ranch in Northern Nevada and moved to Phoenix about six years ago. Now, I work as a corporate attorney. My practice is mainly focused on mergers and acquisitions. When I’m not at the office, I love to be outside. Whether that involves a 100-mile bike ride or simply taking my dog for a walk, nature always leaves me refreshed. When I can escape the urban sprawl in Phoenix, I enjoy camping, fly fishing, and hunting as well.

What is something about you that would surprise us? I spent seven years working as a Hotshot firefighter for the BLM in Alaska. During that time, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the western United States and interior Alaska chasing fires. It was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life. Why do you choose to workout at Chuckwalla? During quarantine, I stopped working out as much as I had in the past and probably drank a few too many beers. When gyms began to reopen, I looked for a nearby Crossfit gym- Chuckwalla was the first to pop up. After I joined, I realized I stumbled into a great community. What is your favorite lift/workout? I like almost all lifts and workouts (except for snatch and overhead squat). I appreciate the variation in Crossfit.


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