I’m a Kansas City (Olathe suburb on the Kansas side) product, raised in Olathe, and attended KU for college (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) where I obtained two degrees in engineering.  I reside in Olathe now with my wife, 3 kids and 1 dog.

Around 2001 I started running 5k’s up to ½ marathons. I had always worked out with weight training, running and mountain biking since high school football. Mountain biking and running lead me to running off-road duathlons and a few mountain bike races in 2002. In 2003 I signed up for a duathlon, not realizing I would need a road bike, which I did not own at the time. I borrowed someone’s steel road bike and placed 2nd in my age group. I was hooked on on-road duathlons and running races while despising swimming. In 2005 I ran my first triathlon and have been racing ever since overcoming my disdain for the water.

Key Achievements: 
  • 10 x marathon finisher (PR 3:28:17)
  • 11 x Half IRONMAN finisher (PR 5:01:01)
  • 5 x Full IRONMAN finisher (PR 11:48:00)
  • Multiple sprint, olympic and long course triathlon finishes 
  • 2014, 2018 All World Athlete qualified for IRONMAN events 
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 Olympic Distance USAT Age Group National Championship Qualifier 
  • 2017 Olympic Distance USAT Age Group National Championship Competitor

Key Credentials: 
  • USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
  • IRONMAN University Certified Coach
  • Masters Swim Instructor 

I am focused on getting athletes with zero experience to the finish line of their first triathlon and helping experienced athletes get to the next level. Athletes goals are my #1 priority when I develop training plans and implement practices into workouts. If you’re not happy, I’m not happy!

Set The Pace Coaching and Consulting Services for Athletes:
  • Review a race and come up with a race plan.
  • Recommendations on how to address injuries and where to go for the proper help for athletes.
  • Review your current plan and make suggestions.
  • Assistance from race sign up to race on day. How to pack. How to schedule. What to schedule. Where to stay. How long to stay. When to get there. Where to go for check in. Carry your stuff. Connect the dots from A to Z so you just show up and worry about racing.
  • Consultation on what gear to buy, where to buy it and suggestions on how to get it for the best price.
  • Referrals to body mechanic analysis for human performance and musculoskeletal health. If you're hurt, hurting or wanting to avoid being hurt, this is how you fix the problem instead of the symptoms.
  • Consultation to look over diet plan and suggest improvements. I am not a registered dietitian, but we do work with some in the area that could also give athletes detailed meal plans.
  • One-on-one training sessions for swim / bike / run / strength / etc.
  • Initial meeting to discuss your needs and my ability to meet your needs.
  • Race training plans from day one to race day / monthly plans / weekly plans and assessments as necessary.
  • Constant contact through email / phone / Facebook / Twitter / Etc.
  • Video recording of bike / run / swim sessions and/or analysis of form and mechanics. 
  • Assist in equipment upkeep and repairs.
  • Clinics on transitions.
  • Clinics on changing bike tires.
  • Arrange training camps for beginners to seasoned athletes from sprints to Ironman distance races.
  • Professional discounts at several leading triathlon and endurance manufacturers.