What got you out running/walking for the first time?

I had a health scare at 360 pounds.

What’s a song that helps pick up your pace?

Godzilla: Eminem, Super Bon Bon: Soul Coughing, Fuel: Metallica. Renegades of Fun: Rage Against the Machine

What is the race medal you are most proud of and why?

Modesto Marathon 2011, I had just lost 140 pounds, it was my first marathon ever, and I ran it in 4 hours 50 minutes!!!

What is your dream race or location for a run?

Western States 100

What is your favorite trail to run?

The Tahoe Rim Trail and the Marin Headlands

What’s your favorite race distance?

100 miles, I love the challenge physically/mentally and the pain!!!

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you or that you have seen on the trail?

It would have to be my first attempt at the TRT100. It was during the night my safety runner (Jeff Rowe) and myself were running along at mile 60ish, I said what the hell is that? Jeff: What do you mean? Myself: What’s that in the middle of the trail? Jeff: What are you talking about? Myself: the luggage on the trail? When we got there, low and behold it was a tree stump??? LMAO!!!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not running? 

Camping, Hiking, and helping my kids achieve their goals and dreams in sports and life!!!

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Nile Sousa, Wally Hesseltine, Linda McFadden, Thomas Lopes, and my Entire DB Family.

Describe the moment you realized you were a “runner”.

March 20, 2011 when crossing the finish line at the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon.

What are your goals?

Western States 100, Tahoe Rim Trail 100, Hardrock 100, finish a 200 miler, a sub 24 hour 100 miler, hike the JMT, hike the California section of the PCT, and many many more!!!

 What’s your favorite beer (or other drink if you don’t drink beer)?

I don’t drink beer, I LOVE my Advocare Spark and love Patron Tequila!!!