I create podcasts and writings. I am also an adventure athlete based in Las Vegas, NV.
Currently, I produce and host two podcasts:
This is a True Story Podcast featuring true transformative stories and ideas. Top 2% most downloaded in the world.
Living Adaptive Podcast sharing stories from the adaptive community. Top 10% most downloaded in the world.
I write on the subjects of minimalism and adapting.
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA at Magee Women's Hospital and at birth it was discovered that I was born with a congenital birth defect called CETV or more commonly known as clubfoot. My situation is particularly severe, impacting both lower limbs, and medical doctors said I wouldn't walk as an adult. I’ve had extensive treatments throughout childhood including casting and Post-Medial Release surgeries on both lower limbs. This disability impacts not only my feet, but also the soft tissues in my lower legs, the patellofemoral joints and hips. With pride, I continue to push forward despite the challenges and invest time and energy into advocating for and empowering not only the disability community but any human that is suffering.
Adventures and Movement
I seek adventure in the outdoors. This includes trail running, off-the-grid hikes, climbing and more.
On occasion I still compete. I’ve won or placed in adaptive and traditional running competitions. A big reason I choose running because it’s the most difficult sport for my adaptation. I enjoy the challenge and breaking some barriers. Also, in 2019, I placed second with my team in the 2019 Para Spartan World Championships. This race aired on ESPN and was the second Para Spartan OCR World Championship.