I am a Canadian triathlete and duathlete who currently live in Calgary, Alberta. As a young boy, growing up on a farm, I was very active and participated in many sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball and tumbling. In 2001 I did my first triathlon at the recommendation of my track coach. My first triathlon was the kids of steel race at Elbow Valley. After the race I was hooked. After attending four world Championships in triathlon and duathlon as a Jr and Elite, I decided to make the switch from ITU to long course triathlon. I’ve always felt my strengths have been longer distances with less violent accelerations and I am very much enjoying racing the half ironman distance. Every year I learn more about myself as an athlete, person and coach. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do for a living.
After I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2009, I started coaching at the Talisman Centre. Since then, I have moved into a head coach role and seen the club grow from 50 athletes to over 120 members. I absolutely love sharing my passion with others and helping them achieve their goals. At the Talisman, I coach athletes from all backgrounds and all different athletic levels.
Birthday- April 16, 1986
Education- BSc Kinesiology University of Calgary 2009
Coach- Jack VanDyk
Run and Strength Coach- Llew Edwards
Not so secret hobby- Baking
#of Continents I’ve raced on- 3
My 3 Favourite Races- Wildflower Long Course Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant, Ironman 70.3 Calgary
Pets- none, but grew up with cats, dog and horses
Favorite season- Summer
Favourite beverage- room temperature water
Previous Sports- soccer, basketball, volleyball, tumbling and trampoline
Musical instrument- piano