I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary in 2004, and my Masters in Education in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary in 2007.
I serve as the Health, Physical Education, Driver’s Education, and Athletics Coordinator for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.
I reside in Williamsburg, Virginia with my wife, Tori, and my daughter, Cassidy Claire.
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. In middle school, I decided I would run track in order to stay in shape for soccer. Immediatey I saw success as a runner. I decided in high school to commit to running for all three sports seasons.
That led me to running for The College of William and Mary in 2000, where I continued to improve, and in 2005 I was the Colonial Athletic Association 3000m Steeplechase Champion.
Once my college career ended, I still felt compelled to race competitvely. I briefly entertained the idea of racing marathons, but after purchasing a road bike for cross training, I fell in love with cycling and my interest shifted towards competing in multisport events.
It took me a couple years to learn how to swim well enough to be competitve, but after yards and yards of hard work, I reached a level of proficiency where I could use my bike and run to start winning races.
Racing as a professional had always been a dream, but I had a bucket list of accomplishments that I wanted to achieve as an amateur before I started racing pro. I wanted to win an amateur national championship, be in the top 10 amateurs in the Ironman World Championships, and win my age group in an Ironman. It took me nearly six years to accomplish those goals, but in the process I grew as an athlete in all three disciplines.
I use the opportunity of racing professionally to maximize my athletic potential against the best triathletes in the world. In my first two years, I have placed in the top 10 in every professional field. The goal for 2015 is to continue my improvements and start finding top-5 places instead!