My love of the earth and outdoors came at a young age as reflected in my 25 year career as a Professional Geologist. My passion for fitness came later in life and I have been an avid cyclist for 20 years, both road and mountain bike, and an Ultra runner over the last 10 years. I have run 30 ultra distance races and 1,000 ‘s of trail training miles. My greatest athletic achievement, so far, has been completing the 2010 Western States 100 mile endurance run. I don’t do anything half way. I believe that we all are born with potential, a gift, and should strive to reach it throughout our lives.