Ok, I guess this is where the Bio is supposed to go. Lets make this short and sweet. Born in Bennington Vermont and raised in Shaftsbury where I attended Elementary school. Started skiing at a very young age with my older sister and brother with the local BKYSL at Prospect Mountain where we learned the basics from legends like Bucky Broomhall.
In 1998, as an Eighth grade student, I attended a winter term season at the Stratton Mountain Ski School and was introduced to a higher level of cross-country skiing which sparked my dreams of one day competing at an Olympic level. During my 5 years at SMS I was able to work with world class coaches Sverre Caldwell, Amy Caldwell, and Zack Caldwell who guided me to Junior Olympic titles, 3 top 10 World Junior Finishes, and a nomination to the U.S. Development team in 2002. It was here at Stratton Mountain School that the VTM crew came together and learned not only what it would take to ski at an international level, but the special bond and pride that goes along with being a Vermont XC skier.
After my time at SMS, I began working with US Development Coach Chris Grover and the rest of the US Ski Team out of Park City Utah setting my sights on Word Cup and World Championship competitions. I was selected to race in my first world cup competition in Stockholm Sweden during the 2004-2005 season and was instantly addicted to the high energy events and fast racing of the Wold Cup Circuit. A 12th place finish in the 2005 World Championships in Obertsdorf Germany earned me a spot on the U.S. National Ski Team and eventually a spot on the 2006 US Olympic Team.
I am currently still training with the US team and working with my long time coach Chris Grover. I still split my time between Southern Vermont and Park City but mostly live out of a suit case on the road. In the past few years we have come a long way seeing top five finishes at World Championship as well as World Cup podiums. I'm now preparing for the biggest season of my career and a shot at once again racing the worlds best at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver B.C..