About Me.

Rider, Writer, Speaker

I left a successful career as an ad agency writer, producer and
creative director to pursue a second life as a freelance writer, cyclist, grandfather and caregiver, which I've been immersed in for the last decade.  Now I plan to add speaker to my resume' because I have a story I want to share. 

I broke my neck in a diving accident when I was in college and was paralyzed from the neck down. Fortunately, I had not entirely severed the cord, and  I was blessed to regain substantial movement in my arms and legs. I figured that I was given a second chance to get up and go, which I do with passion.  After several years of intensive rehabilitation and physical therapy, I was able to resume my outdoor active lifestyle, although at a much reduced level of performance. 

Today, I’m thriving, not just surviving, even though I'm battling a substantial loss of function as I age.  When I’m not writing, cycling, swimming, or cross country skiing, I volunteer with the National Ability Center, as a member of the Marketing Committee. I’ve also been a Team Captain for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Utah MS 175 Bike Ride.  

I also served on the advisory board for Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation for five years. A native Utahn, I grew up in Tooele and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in journalism.  

I’m a member of the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi and have served on the Alumni Board as a communications specialist.  I’m also a contract consultant for AARP Utah, providing communications expertise on selected projects.

I live with my wife Jayne in Cottonwood Heights, fifteen minutes from the ski resorts of Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude, twenty-five minutes from Park City and Deer Valley, and eleven minutes from my daughter Erika, son-in-law Jason and granddaughter Ellie.   I spend as much time as I can at all of the above.