Where have I come from, and where do I want to go?

How it all began

My swimming life began as a swimmer at a summer camp when I was around 9 or 10 years old. My running began by participating in the President’s Physical fitness test, along with my core/strength and conditioning. Cycling has always been a part of my life. However, I did not cycle competitively until racing in college.


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The First Race

I competed in my first race back in 1992. Since then, I’ve lost track of how many races I have competed in. A solid guess would be a bit north of 200. I won an age group national championship in 2013 in USAT cross nationals. I have been an All-American swimmer in Prep school, and followed that up in triathlon many times as an age group All-American.


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My Coaching

I have coached multiple national, regional, state, and local champions. I have coached Pro’s and part time athletes to success. I have coached 5-85 year olds. I have coached many that have gone on to become great coaches themselves. Most importantly, I have coached people to a success that they were unaware of being possible. That is my mission, to open up doors that others are unable to see.


I have rubbed elbows a bit, coaching and have been coached by Bobby McGree in running. I have shared both lunch and thoughts with Brian Mackenzie, from a running/strength point of view. That’s just a little bit of my thoughts coming from a coach.

My Hobby

I am a pilot by trade, and I was once a flight instructor, which is when the first inclination to teach began to form in my mind. I currently fly for a major airline, but my passion is sharing my knowledge to help others help themselves. My greatest joy is seeing my planted seeds mature into strong, self-sufficient Oaks!