About Me

I am a 45-49 year old husband and father of two who escapes cubicle land for recreational sports.

A product of the 70’s stagflation, I appreciate the ups and downs of the economy and the memorable fitness buzzwords of the past three decades. My own career is built upon a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Biotechnology and an M.B.A. I had worked in the tech industry starting out in manufacturing at StorageTek, shuffling to program management at Sun Microsystems which is now Oracle.  After a 19 year run, I found myself back in the job market and was fortunate to land at Liberty Oilfield Services.  As exciting as it was to bring up US oil on US soil, the lifestyle took its toll.  I left frac'ing to take a job at the Colorado Department of Transportation designing Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Being a father is a wonderful experience. My wife and I are fortunate to have two daughters. They keep us busy with school activities, piano, gymnastics and skiing.  We still make time to relax at home, cook, and make crafts.

I have enjoyed recreational sports my whole life. In middle school I was quite fond of the outdoors and camping. In high school I took up running track and cross country. In college, I became side tracked with less than athletic endeavors, but still enjoyed intramural team sports including softball, basketball and flag football. After my studies were wrapped up, I renewed my interest in team sports (this time on corporate leagues) and running.  During my first decade in Colorado I delved into more extreme sports including downhill skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing.  My second decade in Colorado was marked by multisport training and racing.  Most recently, I have become smitten with Olympic Weightlifting and gymnastics as popularized by CrossFit.

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