I’m a high energy extrovert with the attention span of a squirrel and a risky decision making process as co-pilot. I’ve competed in the top levels of competition in two seasonally different sports:
Professional Snowboarding & Motorsports.
Weight: 205 lbs.
Hometown: Iron River, Michigan, USA
Snowboard Cross Athlete/Team USA
4th in 2018 Winter Olympics
Chasing 4th Winter Olympics set for Beijing China in 2022
Occasional Off-Road Motorsports Driver
For me, it usually starts with a risky decision gone right and seems to end with a dream realized. That’s been the simple reality of dancing spastically with Lady Luck for decades.
I’m a small town guy on a wild ride.
I was born, raised, & still reside in Bates, MI (Population 1,000). I was raised to Dream Big, have a lot of them, & never be afraid of taking a chance at chasing my dreams.
I thank my parents for that.
I was an athlete at West Iron County high school in Iron River, Michigan.
I played football, wrestled, & ran track. I was a State Champion wrestler, hurdler, & All-State football player.
I spent a semester at Northern Michigan University in Marquette Michigan where I was on the football team & undecided in my academic studies. I had planned to take a huge risk and take a semester off to chase my dream of snowboarding as a way of life. I won a few events, progressed to win a National Championship, & never looked back.
I’ve been a blue collar guy my whole life. I support my Olympic Snowboarding habit with seasonal work as a concrete contractor which takes a toll on my body.
I’ve had to overcome a bit of adversity along the way. Several hard crashes, “squirrel, frog, change that light bulb, lets take a bike ride.” ADHD has been a constant challenge to manage and a large part of my life. Admitedly it closes some doors for me. It has also opened up doors for me that I may not have opened without it.
Currently I’m chasing my fourth Olympic appearance and my big dream of a podium finish on the largest stage my sport has to offer.