I came to coaching from a racing background, enjoying a fun and successful collegiate cycling career. I did this while earning a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise followed by a M.S. degree from Appalachian State University in Exercise Science. In addition to coaching, I enjoy many outdoor mountain activities including hiking with my dog, and have continued racing at the category 1 level in road and cyclocross events. I have recently been participating in one-day events like gran fondos and gravel grinds, which I enjoy doing with my girlfriend. Most recently I was the manager of a small bicycle shop where I enjoyed most building relationships with customers and problem solving technical needs for events.