I'm not sure at what age I started riding bikes. In 1987 I started racing bmx and rebuilding my bmx bikes. Then in 1992 in PA, my dad and I opened a bike shop and I wrenched there full time till 1997. I traveled a bunch with friends and bikes which lead me out west to Arizona. I lived in Tempe, AZ. with friends and worked as a service manager at Dominics across the street from A.S.U. This lasted for 5 years or so till I was sick of the desert and the lack of trees. I moved back east and began working at Franklin Street Cycles and here I still am working as a Service Manger of all 5 of our shops and riding as many epic mountain rides as possible all while making time for my wife and little dude Zeke - living the high life!