Hobbies: Woodworking, hunting and archery.
Nickname: "Grandpa," which was given to me from my teammate, Justin Marshall.
First memory of wheelchair curling: I'm a U.S. Army veteran and learned about curling at the 2007 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Milwaukee. This was my first time ever competing in a wheelchair, and being from the state of Texas, I was not familiar with curling. I returned home excited to find a club where I could continue learning the sport and was disappointed when I discovered there were no local clubs. I started searching for other sports that I could compete at a high level when I found archery. I competed in archery for three years with hopes of making the national team. In 2014, I attended the Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Aspen, Colorado, where I met a national coach who had invited me to a training camp in Lake Placid, New York. A few weeks later, I moved my family to Wisconsin so I could train full time.