As long as I can remember I have been riding a bike and running. I grew up in central Pennsylvania playing soccer, lacrosse, running track, skiing and racing BMX. While earning my degree from Penn State, I played club soccer, lacrosse and served as a ski instructor at Tussey Mountain. I also discovered mountain biking which provided balance to my road biking. Upon graduation, I moved to Vail, CO to teach skiing while waiting for acceptance into the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. In a professional capacity, Ive made my career with the United States Marine Corp, currently serving my country for the past 19 plus years.
I started triathlon in the fall of 2006 based on a bet with a friend. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but he challenged me to race in a half Ironman with him the following spring. Since that race I have never looked back. I have completed two Ironman events, over a half dozen Half Ironmans and countless sprint and Olympic distance races. I run marathons, half-marathons, 10 milers, 10Ks, and trail races. With the help of a coach, I have placed in my age group at the sprint and half Ironman distance and had a 110+ minute personal record at an Ironman. Triathlon has become a lifestyle for me. I became a USAT certified coach so that I might be able to impart what I know onto the athlete who is willing to listen and wants to improve.