I have been running ultramarathons since 1993. I ran my first 100 miler in 2000 and have, to date, completed 32 100 mile races, including 10 finishes at Western States. I am an educator by trade, husband to Shelly for 25 years and the father a three great boys Carson (19), Logan (17) and Tully (14).
My coaching philosophy is based on the notion of “first who, then what.” For me, having a deep understanding of who an athlete is – where they are from, what their influences are, how they’ve evolved — forms the basis of what I do with that athlete and how their program evolves over time. Building upon the virtues of that strong relationship, I then mold the athlete’s training around their goals and objectives as well as providing a sense of balance with the rest of their lives.