Born/Raised: Buffalo Grove, IL
Home: Boulder, Colorado
Address: Boulder, Colorado
Age: 30 years old
What go you started in endurance events and what attracts you to RAAM?
I’ve participated in a number of endurance cycling events, most frequently 24 hour mountain bike racing, as part of a team and solo. The RAAM seems like a logical next step for my endurance training and will be a complete test of mind and body.
Family Status: Single
Education: B.A., Winona State University, Winona, MN
National certifications in Firefighting, Hazardous Materials, Fire Investigations, Rescue and Emergency Medicine
Occupation: Professional Firefighter, Boulder Fire Rescue
Why are you interested in raising funds and awareness for Camp Odayin?
Camp Odayin deserves recognition, funding and attention for the important service it provides children with cardiac conditions and their families.
Other sports of interest: Competitive running, hiking, international grand prix motorcar racing
Best Performance: 4th place, McCleod County Road Race, 2x 3rd place finishes in 24 Hours of Afton MTB race
Outline of Typical Training: 4-5 days of long slow distance and climbing with 2-3 days Anaerobic threshold training
Dream Goal: Complete RAAM with an intact, healthy team
Biggest Obstacle to Goal: Unpredicted variables during race, fatigue and stress
Favorite Fuel Source for Long Events: “Comfort food,” canned potatoes, soup, Cliff Bars, Hammer Gel
Most Valued Person in Life: I care for and love my close friends and family dearly
#1 Hero: Both of my parents share the #1 title in my life
Favorite Quote: “There is a time to think and a time to move. So which is it gonna be?”-Captain Andy Vigil, Poudre Valley Fire Department, Fort Collins, CO