BIRTHPLACE: Atlanta, GA
OCCUPATION: Director of Technology at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School
FAMILY: Wife, Kimberly; sons, Max (14) and Marley (12); dogs, Pez and Mr. Big
FIT CLUB: I’m more of a solo runner, but I coach the GSL Middle School Cross-Country team, so in the fall I run with 30-40 amazing middle schoolers at Overton Park.
WW BRAGGING RIGHTS: Last race was the Cooper-Young 4-miler where I placed 2nd in my age group (26:45).
FAVORITE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Completing my first marathon, Memphis St. Jude, as a hero. This year will be my fourth.
I ❤ TRAILS: I love being outdoors, experiencing nature, discovering unexpected wildlife, and staying in good shape. I have also grown to appreciate the camaraderie of the Memphis running scene.
FITNESS MOTIVATION: I want to be as healthy as possible so I can keep up with my boys.
CROSS-TRAIN: I bike the Greenline and Shelby Farms, I take yoga classes in the science room at GSL, and I box with a heavy bag in my garage.
“I love being outdoors, experiencing nature, discovering unexpected wildlife, and staying in good shape.”
WW GEAR: Nothing special—I wear a Flip Belt to carry my phone, which I keep in a ziplock bag, and I like wearing a hat. Good socks are pretty important too.
BUCKET LIST: I want to take my family on an RV trip across the country.
BEST EATS: Lately, I’ve been enjoying the roof at Aldo’s Pizza on Cooper. The Bring out the Gump pie with a Tiny Bomb is hard to beat.
I WOULD LIKE TO DINE WITH: Jerry Garcia, to learn all about his effortless mastery of music. And maybe Bob Dylan, Pablo Picasso, and John Lennon. I guess it would be more of a dinner party.
BESIDES RUNNING WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN: I play guitar, banjo, drums, a little piano, and a handful of other instruments. I get together with friends pretty regularly to make music.
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Just finished “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck.
BINGEWATCH: Lately, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War” on PBS.
INDULGENCE: Good guitars and good beer.
MANTRA: Just say yes and figure out the rest.
Interview by Hailey Thomas. Photo by Philip Murphy.