Northern VA (NoVA)

Specialty?  Navigation

Favorite discipline and/or part of an AR?  I love that smart always beats fast in adventure racing.

Why you race?  I learn a little bit more about myself every race.

How you came to THT?  Through another racing buddy who knew Shane was putting together this really cool team.

Favorite piece of gear?  My compass.

Favorite piece of sponsored gear?  Egg Beaters #11.  I never have to think about them, they are always there and always work flawlessly.

How you came to AR?  It started as a goal after watching eco-challenge on TV many, many years ago.  I then found the Odyssey Adventure Racing academy in 2006 and the rest is history.

Favorite movie?  Race Across the Sky.

Something you’ve learned through AR that you take with you beyond the race course?  Persevere and you will succeed.

Favorite quote?  “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt