As long as I can remember, I have loved running…Fast, slow, short distances, long distances. I am excited to be coaching Track and Field, allowing me to combine my love of running with my passion for young people. I thoroughly enjoy being around their energy, enthusiasm, and zest for life.
I was inspired by my Dad who was an amazing runner in his high school days in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Wanting to follow in his footsteps, I ran for Eden Prairie in both middle school and high school, enjoying many successes along the way. After high school, I decided to run road races as my life allowed, spanning all of the distances…marathons, half marathons, 10-milers, 10Ks, and 5Ks. Running in races is something that I continue to enjoy.
In the fall season, I am one of the assistant coaches for Cross Country Running which I love. In addition, I have my Master’s Degree in Education and am licensed in secondary Life Science, but have chosen to work in the corporate world in the medical device industry which affords me a flexible schedule. I have two awesome daughters who go to Minnetonka Schools, Kate and Kira, and am married to my middle school sweetheart, Eric.