I started my career as a White House staffer - 9/11 was my second day. That chaotic beginning set the stage for the years that would follow. From there, I found myself supporting national disasters, managing events for the President and First Lady, and physically protecting Bill Gates from a swarm of journalists (ok, that only happened once but how can I not try to insert that into conversation whenever possible?). I currently work for a large management consulting firm in D.C. full-time, and serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, part-time - because free time is overrated, right? 

A mix of serendipity and Murpy’s Law typically accompanies my daily adventures. This combination, mixed with general curiosity and deathly-levels of Fear of Missing Out has landed me everywhere from living on a bluegrass band’s tour bus, to supporting Hurricane Katrina response, to being electrocuted in a Japanese bath house, to having some unbelievable dating experiences. I started blogging about it all in 2011 and some of that content ended up in my award-winning, best-selling book Confessions of an Unlikely Runner. The book focuses on my running misadventures in being a slow racer in marathons, obstacle courses, and relays. Check it out on Amazon and let me know what you think!