I was born in Florida, raised in California, and have ridden bikes since I was 3. I raced dirt bikes from 12 to 20, where I had a near fatal career ending crash and wound up flying to Alaska to pay off my debt from equipment and racing. While working for a family friend in Juneau, he introduced me to the sport of road cycling and I bought a road bike and fell in love with it. I entered my first race at the Tour of Juneau and tried my hand at a solo breakaway. I didn't win, but I was hooked. After a year or two of riding in Alaska, I wound up moving back to California and started riding fondos and local century tides before racing and climbing the ranks through USAC. I eventually got picked up by KHS-Maxxis under the supervision of paul Abrahams and competed in my first pro elite season. From there I spent the next several years honing my craft racing for various teams. I've accrued 25 wins, two national championships, and a fair share of podiums. Under my coach Tom Danielson, my next aim is world championships and a spot on a world tour team.