I fell in love with endurance sports during middle school when I began running and mountain biking. Throughout high-school I ran xc/track, swam, and raced both road and mountain bikes. After focusing on Road Racing with the Baylor Cycling Club for a couple of years, I began taking Triathlons seriously in college when I completed one with some friends. During my time at Baylor University, where I majored in Exercise Physiology, I founded the Baylor Triathlon and began coaching our members. After graduation I was hired as the first Head Coach in the programs history. I continued to coach students through Sprint and Olympic distance races, while also coaching local adult athletes at the Ironman distance, and earning my USAT elite athlete license.