How the hell did I get here?

When I was eight years old, my Mom asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up.

I answered, "Make people happy."

My job, at its core, is to do just that.  I aspire to bring more joy and more positivity into the lives of everyone I touch, both in my work as well as in my day-to-day interactions.

But what about me? Who am I?

I'm a husband to Amelia and a father to Saxon, my daughter, and our two pups, Islay and Campari

I'm a fitness trainer, a breathwork a coach, an aspiring professional triathlete

I'm a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago.

I'm someone who is profoundly impacted by and inspired by the physical world.  All of the things that I can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell light me up in a powerful way.

As a result, the rich physical sensations from endurance sports have always had a special place for me.  The feeling of running alone in a quiet, and beautiful place is indescribable and overwhelmingly joyful to me.

When I think about eight-year old me, and the best way that I can make people happy, I think about introducing them to that joy.

I think about introducing them to the joy of achieving a goal that was based on their physical and mental abilities in equal measure.

I think about showing them the value of patient, daily progress in seeing how amazingly far they can advance if they set themselves up to be as successful as possible.

That's who I am.