From: Williamsport, PA
What do you do for a living?
Purchasing/Project management in the hardwood industry.
How did you first connect with Herren Project?
Great question because it leads into one of my favorite stories. I began following the Ice Breaker Run as Pam ran across the country as an advocate for recovery. I began some email dialogue with her to see what Herren Project was all about. My first race as an “advocate” for recovery I wore a homemade shirt with Pam’s mantra “grace, grit, and gratitude” on it as well as my sobriety date. During this half marathon, I tried to chase down some fast guy carrying a flag. It turned out to be Sean MacMillen. So I met Sean independently of each other in the same window of time. Coincidence? Nay, Godincidence! (credit to Adam Kimble for that nugget)
What is your interest in/connection to recovery?
Running life’s race one day at a time since 07/25/07.
Who is someone who inspires you?
The list is long. But the type is what gets me every time. Someone who faces something and perseveres through it, discovering new things about themself along the way that they use to try to become the best version of themselves.
What is your favorite pastime or hobby?
Running, recovery and faith fuel me and are hopelessly woven together into my life. I also enjoy music and bestowing mainly useless facts on unsuspecting friends.
What are you most proud of?
Recovery, faith and if I’m doing it right, continuing to be the best “me” I can be.
What does serving as a Herren Project Ambassador mean to you?
Gosh, I’m honored to be part of a team of such awesome people, many of whom the connection was strong and instant. It’s another great vehicle to love on people and hopefully inspire them to make positive changes in their lives and continue to do so myself.