I just graduated from Arapahoe Community College with a degree in biology and will be going to CU Denver in the fall to study biophysics. From there, I hope to go to CU Anschutz and pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. I worked in sales and sales management for years and didn’t want to do any of that nonsense anymore. Then my wife and I moved to Guatemala for a few months, and when we came back I started school.
I’m mostly from Colorado. I graduated from Overland High School in Aurora. My family moved out here from New Jersey when I was 9, and I think it’s better here. I love the mountains, and how everybody is so health and fitness-focused. Having the city but also nature close by is great. I snowboard, my wife and I hike, we do all the 14-ers, all of that kind of thing.
On the run
I founded the parkour club here at ACC. I’ve been doing parkour since about 2009, but I’d been climbing on buildings and getting on roofs and stuff since I was a kid, there just wasn’t any formal name for it. YouTube videos of parkour came around and my sister was like “hey look, there are people who do the stuff you do, but they’re good at it.” Parkour is why I want to get into physical therapy. I’ve had a few injuries doing it; I broke my hand, I shattered my collarbone, I have a few serious tendon issues. Those were mostly in the early years, I have more understanding of how to train now.