|Colorado Springs, CO|
|BA, Exercise Science|
|CPR, First Responder|
|Mountain and road cycling, Triathlons, Motocross, BMX, and Adventure sports.|
Date of Birth:
December 1, 1981
Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I was born and raised in Tooele, a small town just northwest of Salt Lake City. I lived there until I was 13 when I then moved to Colorado Springs. After high school I moved to Durango, Colorado to attended Fort Lewis College. Once I graduated I moved back to Colorado Springs to work on my residency at Carmichael Training Systems where I am to this day.
I like Colorado Springs because of the vast opportunity’s it provides in the way of work and continuing education as well as the great riding and amazing climate that allows year round riding and outdoor training.
”Live every day as if it were your last. Make every moment count and work to be your best. Anything less is only cheating one person, yourself.”
Doherty High School
Fort Lewis College
Exercise Physiology, sport psychology, and motor learning.
I decided to pursue training and education as a coach because:
I enjoy helping people reach their goals and dreams as well as improving their physical and mental well being.
I decided to join CTS because:
Great education, people and opportunities.
What I liked best about the CTS coaching residency program:
The quality of education along with great people and support.
The best thing about being a coach is:
Seeing an athlete reap the rewards of all their hard work and dedication.
My coaching philosophy is:
I believe it is very important to coach someone as a “whole person”. Everyone has certain responsibilities in life and these responsibilities, whether they are positive or negative, have an affect on that person and in turn their training and their performance.
My area of coaching expertise is:
Cycling, Motocross and running.
My strongest coaching quality is:
My long time personal experience with training and competition.
Athletic Career Highlights
When I started mountain biking and what got me started:
I started racing mountain bikes when I was 11 years old when my older brother introduced me to the sport. I originally started racing cross country and then moved to downhill when I was 15. After years of hard work I went Pro when I was 23 and continue to compete at a high level. I primarily race DH as well as select road and cross-country events.
What mountain biking means to me:
First, it means having fun. I also love to travel and it has taken me to many amazing places, and I have met my closest friends through the sport.
What I like best about cycling:
The excitement and feeling of going downhill as fast as I possibly can.
Activities I do for fun and exercise:
I ride bicycles of all types, ride motorcycles, lift weights, snowboard, and rock climb.
My favorite race/competition and why:
The US Open because of the incredible race organization, great course, and intense competition.
I get pumped up for competition by:
Pre-riding and visualizing the course, warming up and listening to music.
When I’m not coaching or training I like to:
Hangout with friends and family, listen to music, go dancing, or work on my bikes and motorcycle.
The person I most admire in the world is:
I can be characterized as:
A fun loving charismatic guy who likes to enjoy everything life has to offer.
The neatest thing I ever found on a run/ride was:
Just the feeling of being out there on the trail—I can’t think of much better.
Something non-sports related that no one would guess about me:
I really like to dance
If I wasn’t a coach, I would be:
A Trophy Truck or Rally car driver
My favorite meal/dessert is:
A really good Calzone and custard.
“Bad” food I just can’t resist:
Corndogs (But I did just recently discover some really good veggie ones).
My favorite music is:
Anything, depending on my mood.
My favorite book is:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
In my car you’ll find:
Dirt, bikes, shoes/chamois, sunglasses, water bottles, PowerBars, iPod, and gear from moto, bikes, or snowboarding stuff.
The oldest piece of sports equipment I am still using:
Old Fox moto pads from 98’ or so.
The best small bit of advice I can give is:
Enjoy every event in life and make your dreams come true. If you want something you have to go out and get it. Period.
If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be:
Where I would most like to go and what I would most like to do on a dream vacation:
Ride my bike in Europe (mainly Switzerland)
Pure relaxation is:
On some single-track in the middle of nowhere.
I’m a real slacker when it comes to:Going to sleep at a decent hour.