Growing up at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains I found a love and passion for the outdoors. I started hiking, backpacking and fishing at a very young age. I explored many of the vast areas of this great state, between camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing excursions, rock climbing, getting lost on 4 wheel trails with a 2 wheel truck and more.? These things became deep passions for me and have defined who I am. I love being outside and taking my family to the great outdoors as well. I enjoy sharing my experiences and involving others in the great beauty that surrounds us. I took my passion of the outdoors into running cross country and track in high school to stay in shape for more summer activities. I learned to rock climb and do some long backpacking trips while in high school.
After high school I went on to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. Louis, Missouri. This was an excellent time that continued to shape me to who I am now. I developed great abilities to foster and strengthen relationships, teach, train, speak publicly, make great friendships and root my testimony in Jesus Christ.
My Bride & Family
When I returned home I was lucky enough to be introduced to Leslie, my beloved bride, by a mutual friend. We were married in 2002 and continue to grow closer together day by day. After getting married I have rekindled my passion for these things including a love for getting out and running on the local trails of the Wasatch. My wife continues to help me push my limits. I have completed a few ultra marathons and support and crew my amazing wife in all of her many ultra adventures. Together we have had many amazing adventures and look forward to many more.
We have been blessed with four beautiful children; three gorgeous daughters and one son who is all boy! As a family we love to get outside and explore. My children love to bike, rock climb, fish with daddy, hike (at least once they are on the trail) and camp. We work to keep them as active as we are able to amidst life and schedules. We would like to visit all of the U.S. National Parks and keep our children entrenched in the outdoors lifestyle. We have a dream to one day soon take our family on a year long motorhome journey around the United States.
I have years of experience in strategy through financial consulting, web development, and marketing. I had been working in the world of online marketing for 6 years. I continue to work to keep myself up on the latest trends, technologies and services that are available for marketing, digital commerce and social media. These things have become a passion for me as I work to piece together the best ways to properly grow a brand in today’s marketplace. In the summer of 2009 my business direction took a little bit of a change when I approached my cousin, Golden Harper, for a new pair of running shoes. He then introduced me to the concept of cushioned Zero Drop running shoes. We then founded Altra and never looked back.
Now as a co-founder of Altra Running, I am able to connect with runners, triathletes, fitness enthusiasts and other endurance athletes on a regular basis. Actively competing and enjoying endurance sports as well as promoting Altra, I have found a love for the social aspect of the running culture. You will find me at various events across the country, on a variety of social platforms and throughout the media with Altra.
My background is in marketing and strategy. I have a great love for social media and the connection that it provides me to have with people all over the world with similar interests as myself. Having built a large social presence for Altra I enjoy connecting regularly with the endurance community. Since a young age I have been great at putting puzzles together and continue to do so today in my marketing efforts.
I love to travel. I love to see new places. With Altra I have been able to travel to some great places and see many wonderful things. I hope to share these places with my family. In my spare time I continue to enjoy spending time with my wife, supporting her as she competes as an elite triathlete and ultra runner, enjoying my 4 children, running, fly-fishing, rock climbing, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, and virtually anything outside. As a native to the Wasatch Front I have found a great passion in exploring the nearby mountain ranges and blue ribbon trout streams. I look forward to many more epic adventures.
I look forward to connecting with you.