During my freshman year at UofSC, I decided that I did not want to keep my original major and decided to switch. I just happened to come across athletic training, which I knew nothing about. I found out we could work with the football team, so I said count me in (and come to find out, football is the last sport I would ever want to work). After getting more into the athletic training program I knew I wanted to work with track, cross country because I started running in high school and have loved it ever since. After coming back to work for UofSC for 1.5 years, I decided that it was time for me to move on from collegiate athletics, so now I work in the health and safety department of Husqvarna Outdoor Products. I have goals to one day start my own running/rehab clinic so that I can use my athletic training skillset to assist the everyday, average runner.
My addiction to running started in my late 20's when injuries ended my soccer career. Initially, I was just looking for a way to stay active and fit but found that running by choice was a lot more enjoyable and therapeutic than running as punishment. I've been hooked ever since and working on my goal of running a half or full marathon in all fifty states. I love the comradery you find in the running community and the ability to continually grow. This led me to start a local running club and then join Fleet Feet as a coach. I'm fortunate to be part of the team at Fleet Feet because it gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with fellow runners. There's no better reward than watching people accomplish new things and overcome their own mental barriers. When I'm not working you can usually find me logging miles, either on my feet or on my bike.
I have been with Fleet Feet since 2007. Been running since 1994. Competed in Cross Country and Track in College. Completed a Trail half marathon and a half Ironman. Currently, work as a Physical Therapist in Lexington. In my free time, I like making music and spending time with my family.