About

I am a connector, influencer, brainstormer, blogger, triathlete and social media/marketing coach traveling the world as an Artist Relations Director for Compassion International and am a co-founding member and drummer of the 5 time GRAMMY nominated band, Big Tent Revival.

This is my personal blog. It is focused on “Influencing people to live an active and healthy lifestyle”.  I don’t claim to have all the answers but I’ve had my fair share of successes and failures and will share them with you as much as I can.

I write on all things Triathlon, Running, Cycling, Swimming (and creating an active life), Travel, Music, Social Media and Life as I see it. On occasion I will write about random subjects and “the Campus” who inspire me daily in who I am and what I do.

As a result of my travels around the world, I gotten to meet a lot of great people and experience some crazy adventures along the way. Sometimes I will write about these experiences, but you probably have a better chance of watching it all on fold on Twitter or Instagram.

My goal is to create content that will inspire you to doing something more with your life than you would have ever imagined. Whether it’s a 5k run or an Ironman, diving into a new career or making a bold step into new waters… I want you to know that it’s possible to reach your dreams and goals all within the ability and resources you have been given. Believe me… If I Can Do It… You Can Do It.

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My Top Posts

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top three in each category:

Life

So What’s Holding You Back?

A Question For Women About Finding A Mentor

Dear Politicians…

Triathlons

50 Ways To Identify Triathlon Obsession

Food As Fuel

I’m An Ironman! My Ironman Louisville 2009 Race Report

Social Media

How To Use iPhone 4 Photo Apps And Take Great Pictures In Four Easy Steps

An Email To Steve Jobs From My Mother

Introduce Your Passion To Its Own Social Network

Biography

moved to Colorado Springs, CO in June of 2011 after 15 years of living in Nashville and Franklin, TN. The past few years I lived in the quaint little area of historic downtown Franklin, TN on main street. Living in Franklin has given me the opportunity to influence many up and coming artists by mentoring them through issues of life on the road, balancing family life, new marketing ideas, or a change in career, but the move to Colorado allows me to expand all that i’m doing in order to be more effective both personally and professionally.

Because of the diversity in my life, the combination of Artist, Artist Relations Director for Compassion International and Social Media/Marketing Coach have also given me incredible insight to connecting the many facets of the music industry with marketing and social media. Which in the most recent years have produced consulting assignments with speakers, artists, live event companies and the occasional corporation looking for a few fresh ideas.

I love the chance to brainstorm and influence others with new ideas in a world where the traditional way of marketing is losing ground to the wild frontier of the digital world where anything is possible.

I am also a Social Media Coach, a private one-day social media session customized to help equip corporate and personal brands strategize how to create online content that starts conversation, builds community and converts that community into loyal fans, readers or paying customers… or all of the above! .

What do I do for fun? I read books, blog a bit, travel, hang with a close circle of friends, train for triathlons and spend a lot of time living life with my wife and kids. Anything else is icing on the cake.

In 2007 I started training and competing in several triathlons and have become a huge advocate not only for the sport but also an advocate for people to go beyond themselves and do something they think would never be possible for themselves. For me it was competing in my first Ironman race in 2009. I’ve completed over 20 races since 2007. (Olympic, Sprint and Ironman distance as well as several running races) For others it’s walking or running their first 5k. When I talk to people how “might be thinking” about doing their first race, I always start here… “If I can do it, you can do it”.

My Contact Information

You can contact me using the contact form on this site or follow me on Twitter.

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My blog is built on WordPress (self-hosted). My theme is Genesis Wintersong. I did the tweaking.

I get most of my photos from iStockPhoto. Additional photos are either taken by me on my iPhone or by Keely Marie Scott.

My site is hosted on Bluehost.

Disclaimer

This is my personal site. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or anyone else I work with. If you would like to re-post a portion of my content on your site, then please email me for permissions. You can email me from the Contact tab in the top part of this page.