Boerne High School
Software Engineer and Small Business Owner
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
St. Edward's University
3-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier; 4-time member of USA Mountain Running Team (Team Gold, 2016); NCAA All-American in cross country
I am blessed to be married to my wonderful wife, Amber Fuentes, and we have a new baby boy who was born in July 2023.
The longstanding discipline and dedication to my running career that has allowed me to compete at a high level/professionally for almost 20 years.
I have balanced working full time and competing professionally since graduating college. I also have been on four USA mountain teams, competed in the trail and mountain world internationally, and won multiple road races over the span of my career.
Favorite TV Show/Series
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
A good beer.
Favorite Motivational Quote
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13; "Any Race, Any Place." - Me; "Lightweight Baby!" - Ronnie Coleman; “On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.” ― Ayrton Senna
Favorite Running Memory
All of the times I have just missed goals are a favorite memory, because that is what makes me stronger. I would also say my three qualifying races for the Olympic Marathon Trials, as well as a trail race I did in Switzerland.