Western Regions Representative
Birthday: June 21Hometown: Worcester, MA
Currently Reside In: Boulder, CO
Education: BS, Civil Engineering (WPI)
MA, Industrial Relations (Wayne State Uni.)
Career: Food Industry Exec., Sr. VP ConAgra Red Meat Companies (“retired” 1998); Co-founded MountainQuest Adventures in 1998, specializing in adventure and multisport races; morphed this into 5430 Sports in 2004, building 5430 to 8 events with over 7,000 athletes (Boulder Peak Triathlon, most notably); sold to Ironman in 2009. Presently, resurrecting 5430 Sports with 3 running races in Boulder… stay tuned! Assist, consult and speak in the world of endurance events and leadership, as well as write for many publications and popular websites.
Professional Affiliations: Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau Board; Chair, Board of Every Day Race Day; Level 2 USAT Certified Race Director; Level 1 USAT Coaching Certification (June, ’12)
Years Involved in Multisport: 26 Years
Describe Your Role with USA Triathlon: I represent the Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest and Midwest Regions on the Board. Prior to being elected to the Board, I was the USAT Race Director Committee (RDC) Chair. I am currently working on the Strategic Planning and Prize Money Task Forces, as well as being the Liaison with the RDC.
What drove you to the multisport lifestyle? I did my first marathon in 1981. After five solid years – and dipping down into the low 2:40’s – I was looking for the next challenge; and, at the time, the triathlon community of Omaha, NE was very strong. With their support and motivation, I jumped into triathlon in 1986 and have never looked back!
Personal: Born in Worcester, MA. Professional career brought me to NYC, Detroit, Boston, Omaha, and Colorado. Currently reside in Boulder, with most of the winter in Tucson, with my wonderful wife Jodee and our loving (and loved) dog Jackpot, and 20+-year-old dove, Dav.
Athletic Accomplishments: Well over 50-60 marathons; 10 Ironmans (4 Kona); full-time adventure racer 1998-2003. Presently on Timex Multisport Team and PowerBar Team Elite.
Athletic Background: Prior to marathoning in 1981, I was an accomplished tennis player – co-captain of my college (WPI) tennis team.