I was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1973 and moved to San Diego, CA in 1984. I found myself in various sport activities growing up, but the one I became most passionate about was Cycling. After watching a movie called American Flyers in 1985, my inspiration turned into a career. Only months after seeing the film, my father bought me my first Schwinn 10speed at a local bike shop down the street. The rest was history.
I received my first USCF racing license in 1987, racing at a 15-16 junior race level. From there, I started competing in some of the best stage races all over the USA. By the age of 18, I was already a Category 1 racer. I then became a Professional in 2000 and had already won several local and national calendar races. I have participated in major professional stage races like the Tour of Poland, and the Tour of Mexico and have been a part of such professional teams as “Monex” and “NetZero”.
I have absorbed cycling’s best education though racing and retail experience. In total, I have been racing for 26 years and have been a Category 1 racer for 21 years. I was lucky enough to race with great cyclists such as Lance Armstrong and had the opportunity to train with Jan Ullrich and the Telekom Team. I feel even more empowered as a cyclist because I have never taken any sport-enhancing drugs and I have always raced clean. I retired from professional cycling in 2004 and currently race at the Master’s Level and occasionally race at the Pro 1/2 level. I love to race my bike and will always be passionate about it. Over my career I have won over 40 category 1,2, professional races.
With the combination of over 26 years of cycling and over 15 years in the retail business I've developed good customer service, marketing and advertising skills, plus mechanical and computer technologies.