Life provides all of us with challenges. My challenges have just been a little different than most since the day I was born.
Riverside High School baseball has a long history of excellence in Greer, South Carolina. The team has been nationally ranked several times and won multiple state, district, and region championships. As a pitcher at Riverside High School, one of the highlights of my baseball career was on senior night when I pitched a complete game two-hit shutout to lead the Warriors to victory.
Intense training was the foundation for my success. In order for me to compete on a high level, I needed to train twice as hard as the competition. To do this, I designed and developed a weight harness system to implement my weightlifting program.
The definition of a family has changed quite a bit, especially in recent years. I am a strong believer that, no matter what family structure, it is imperative to have strong love and support during the growth of our youth. If family is not present, surround yourself with people that will contribute to your success. To my family, friends, and wife: Thank you for being such a special part of my life.
Growing up, my parents taught me to never let anything hold me back. My childhood was filled with the same experiences as any other child.
In 2009, I met a beautiful blue-eyed girl named Heather who stole my heart. Ever since then, things have never been the same. After several years of dating, we were engaged on the Empire Sate Building in New York City on New Years Eve. One year later, we were married on a beautiful New Years Eve night in Greenville, SC. For the woman who saw beyond my flaws, I love you.