So far I’ve lived a rather eclectic life that in some ways makes no sense but in other ways, it makes perfect sense. At this stage in life, I am equally at home surrounded by my military brothers, flying airplanes or jumping out of them, sitting in meditation circles, or running successful businesses. Having the disposition to work hard, love full-hearted, embrace adventure, and simply saying yes, has created an ever-evolving life path that I have come to love.
Here are the cliff notes of my life so far. My adult life started after 2 years of playing college football when I found myself living the dream as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. After military service, I received a degree in Biology and worked several years as a microbiologist before transitioning into the fitness industry. By chance, my wife and I won the 2005 Ironman Magazines’ fittest couple, I had a couple of spreads in Ironman magazine, and even managed an appearance on the stage at Universal Studios. Around 2007, I started working full-time (summers) as a skydiving and paragliding tandem instructor and videographer. Skydiving demonstrations started in 2012 and notable jumps include Daytona & Texas Motor Speedway, BYU & Dodgers Stadium, night jumps over Las Vegas & Los Angeles, and countless other events around the country. I still fill in as a tandem instructor on weekends and organize exhibition jumps into events around the country.
For the past 12 years, I have been managing media relations and marketing for a number of amazing brands in the outdoor industry. I must say that I have been blessed to be able to work with some brilliant minds and extraordinary teams throughout the years. My career wouldn’t be close to what it is now without the people I’ve been able to work with. My passion project has been building the foundation of Ascended Path, with it its mindful-based curriculum, and in-person experience with my wife of over 20 years Holly Semanoff.