What is your favorite product at ff and why?
The Patagonia clothing, I love that they make high quality products and their support for outdoor and environmental efforts
What has been your most interesting race experience (give details)?
Spooktacular 2011, My friends and I always run Spooktacular in costume and that year we decided to run as mummies, That day also happened to be my wedding day, After the rehearsal dinner, several friends and I went out for drinks then home to play cards, I started making my mummy costume sometime around midnight, Unfortunately, it took longer than I had planned, I did not sleep that night and finished my costume less than an hour before we had to leave to get to the race.
What is your proudest running moment?
Finishing Pinhoti 100 in 2015, I was struggling with nutrition and just wanted to lay down and take a nap on the trail, At the time, I would have been fine with taking a DNF but with the help of a great crew I managed to push through and finish even though my body and mind were telling me they didn’t want to.
What is your favorite quote and why
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional"
I grew up in the hills of east Tennessee and spent a lot of time playing in the woods. Growing up, I was always active, playing football, basketball, baseball and soccer but I was not a runner.
I started running in 2009 when my future wife wanted to train and run the Cotton Row 5k. I figured I would train with her and run a few 5k's but I caught the bug. Since then, I have continued to run consistently and improve not only my times but also my overall health.
I have run distances from 1 mile to 100 miles and continue to enjoy being able to just get out and run. I have also done a few triathlons up to the Olympic distance but my true passion is trail running.
When I’m not running, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, including my wonderful (and very understanding) wife Jessica and our 2 year old son Landon.