I began distance running when my wife, marathoner and fellow coach Jennifer Keller signed me up for a Philadelphia marathon distance training program in the summer of 2013.

Although some form of running wasn’t entirely new to me. I played collegiate soccer hailing from the upper Midwest. Post college (2004) I really decreased the cardio and began weight lifting. While putting on muscle mass was perhaps more appeasing to the eye; my frame didn’t like the extra weight. I knew then I needed to slim down and lost over 65+ lbs from my heaviest point. I thank running and eating a healthier/cleaner diet. I feel much better and now have plenty of energy to get through my day.

Needless to say, I am newer to distance running and I feel like that newness helps me relate better to beginner runners. I helped assistant coach a beginner 5k running program through the North Penn YMCA and the 2014 Spring TPPT distance program. I am excited now to be head coaching the 2015 Spring TPPT distance program and look forward to coaching future programs. I really enjoy watching new runners progress and by helping them achieve their goals they never thought imaginable.

Training with my wife and dogs give me the greatest pleasure. We live in the Lansdale area where I work as a Finance Manager for a mortgage company. I have a serious issue with purchasing new running shoes, hence, 24+ pairs in rotation. Other interests include traveling, catamaran sailing, golfing and backpacking.

In the past two years, my race resume consists of: (2) 50k’s, (6) Marathons, (11) Half Marathons or longer, and many smaller races (10k’s/5k’s etc.) I caught the running bug and wish to share my passion with you!

My future running goals include the 2015 West Virginia Appalachian Ragnar Relay, JFK 50 miler, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, multi-day/stage races and running 100 miles in under 24hr’s.