I was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 28th, 1984. I was a competitive swimmer all through high school (NISCA All-American), and even did a few triathlons along the way. After high school I went on to swim at Auburn University. Upon retiring from swimming I stopped working out, kept eating everything in sight, and began drinking fairly heavily. By 2008 I weighed about 260 pounds. It was then I decided I needed a change, by 2009 I had jumped back into the triathlon world. Today I am living in Chicago, Illinois and training as much as I can. I am weighing in right around 185 pounds and have gone from eating Taco Bell 8 times a week to eating an almost entirely plant based diet (I try).