I was born and raised in Winston Salem before moving out to Greensboro NC at 19. I spent 6 years as a Welder and Robot Programmer. Watching co-workers near retirement swing the same hammer I was, motivated me to apply myself more physically and mentally. In the following years worked / paid my way through college, graduating from University of North Carolina Greensboro this past Summer with a B.S in Business. My obsessive personally picked up cycling somewhere in those manufacturing years, and things snowballed until pushing pedals was the thing I wanted to do. Most days you can find me in wandering around the kitchen cooking, crafting various baked goods, and listening to podcasts. Being a amuatur pastry chef of sorts helps me balance out (physically / mentally) the stress and disciple that comes with the health and wellness element of athletics. Also, it’s not too hard to make friends at the bike race when you have a bag of cookies with you.