As young man growing up in Toronto I developed a passion for running and then cross country skiing. I decided after high school to pursue sport and decided to move to the country to train instead of going to university. During this time I trained hard, putting in 20 - 30 hours per week and went on to win a silver medal at Cross Country Ski Nationals. With this I decided to move to Canmore to pursue the dream and make the National Ski Team.
In Canmore I continued to train hard but developed back issues and couldn’t, seem to overcome. After several years of training in Canmore I decided to retire from running and skiing and started coaching. Coaching young athletes was a tremendous opportunity and a time I look back on with pride.
During my time as a coach I went back to school and became a certified level lll coach and a certified massage therapist here in Edmonton. Over time I took over Fast Trax Ski Shop as owner / operator and slowly turned it into the Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop as it is known today.
During this time I focused on both coaching and providing guidance as well as product to all that stepped through the door helping them to embrace sport and helping them to “impress themselves”. Also during this time I continued to train and I focused my time learning about training and postural strength, hoping to find answers to the back issues that forced me to retire from running and skiing at the national level so many years ago.
Now at the age of 53, I feel I have found my strength and my desire to train full time has returned. Unlike the early years where I had to work full time and train, I now have a unique opportunity to sell Fast Trax and take a training sabbatical before moving on to a new work path working along side my wife at Nakamun Group Employee Benefits.