39, Director of Physical Therapy at Mays & Schnapp Neurospine and Pain, Bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Long Haul: I recently completed a 4-day, 40-mile solo hike in South Cumberland State Park.
Most Memorable Race: Completing the Ragnar Relay in 2019 from Chattanooga to Nashville. It’s a 200(ish) mile, 12-person team relay where each person runs three legs. And who doesn’t like riding in a van with six friends and getting no sleep for 24 hours?
Next Up: Ragnar Trail Atlanta in April 2021
My Passion: What I really like about my job is that it aligns with my love of fitness and exercise. I get to use my knowledge of therapeutic techniques including manual therapy and dry needling to help people get active and moving. Being the director of physical therapy and working directly with patients gives me the opportunity to help relieve pain and improve people’s quality of life, which I find very gratifying.
Bucket List: I would like to eventually hike the Pacific Crest Trail starting at the Mexican border and going up to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. It takes 4–6 months and that will have to wait until kids are out on their own.
Must-Have Gear: New Balance Running Shoes and Darn Tough Socks
Jam Song: Glorious —Macklemore
Best Eats: Flight has been my favorite. I love the multiple entrees in smaller portions.
Recent Read: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Fitness Pet Peeve: People who refuse to stretch before or after working out (this includes myself and I know better).
Vice: Milk and Oreos before bed
Motto: “Alright, let’s do 5 more!”
Spirit Animal: I would say the Polar Bear at the Memphis Zoo. He seems to always be having fun and messing with people watching him.
Photo by Tindall Stephens