Nationality: USA, USA!
Hometown: Originally: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (Now: Boise, Idaho)
First race: Marlton Lakes Sprint Triathlon 2003
Favorite distance: XTERRA (It’s Olympic-ish Distance Triathlon, but off-road)
Career highlight: 2015 XTERRA Season: Two podiums, and 3rd overall in the US Pro Series.
Race wheels: Alsea!
Nickname: I’m evidently not “cool enough” to have one, and not quite vain enough to give myself one! If I was, I’d probably pick “Bruiser”. Ha!
Favorite race: Xterra Alabama
Favorite place to train: Boise, Idaho. That’s why we moved there, but I LOVE exploring new places on the Mountain Bike. Bend, OR and Park City, UT rank up there in my favorites, at least in the US.
What I dread about race day: I don’t really enjoy the “anticipation” part of racing. I try to stay really calm and focused in the days and minutes before a race, but I just want the gun to go off!
What I always wanted to be when I grew up: A fighter pilot.
If I was a cartoon character I would be: Ha! Ned Flanders maybe?
If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: President Obama.
My hero is: Anyone who has overcome significant adversity to excel.
Favorite food: Mixed Teriyaki plate lunch at Rainbow Drive In, Honolulu
Strangest thing I've ever eaten: Durian Fruit. Wow. I can still taste it.
If I won the lottery: I can honestly say that I’d be doing the same things I do now…. but I’d train in a better room than my freezing cold shed. And I’d have a high altitude cabin somewhere in Idaho.
Funniest incident in my life: Complaining I could still smell Durian two days later, but finding it was actually my wet running gear.
Five things I would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island: Just a fighter jet, a Durian, A chilidog plate lunch, Ned Flanders and Barack Obama.
Favorite Movie: Rushmore
My next vacation will be: Surfing (maybe in El Salvador?) in November!