Tell us a little bit about yourself. How long have you called Bozeman home?
I was born and raised in Bozeman. During my college years, I spent a semester in St Petersburg Russia, then came home briefly before moving on to sojourns in New York City, Milan Italy, and San Francisco, CA. In the year 2000, at 30, I decided it was time to move back home.
Why did you decide to check out The Mountain Project for the first time? Was it a certain coach, class, or open gym availability?
My girlfriend introduced me to Mountain Project. She was at the time a fitness trainer and believed that the type of training at Mountain Project would fit my lifestyle.
What are the biggest rewards for you – both in terms of your training or fitness levels. as well as the community of other athletes and coaches you’ve met?
The rewards from The Mountain Project are profound: I run further, I run faster, I can ski hard all day, I feel stronger. Mountain Project teaches us-or perhaps reminds us- that working hard produces benefits.
What would you tell someone who’s intimidated to try working out at TMP because they think it’s for elite athletes?
For a first time at TMP’er: Get ready to understand and acknowledge muscles in your body that you never knew you had. Im not a fitness guru, but Mountain Project is about balance and agility as much as it is strength, and that means we find new muscles to tweak every day.