The best thing I do all week is coach the Lakeridge Swim Team! Swimming and water polo have been a big part of my life and it is a privilege to give back to a sport I love. Lakeridge Swim Team has a culture of fun, respect and support to all swimmers and families. Lakeridge Swim Team is second to none.
I own a commercial real estate appraisal business and been engaged in this field since 1988 when I graduated from the University of Arizona. Since 1988 I have coached swimming and water polo at various times and places. For several years I also pursued a gemstone hobby that took me throughout Africa and Brazil. At one point I developed a web based business with a native family in Arusha, Tanzania sourcing, cutting and selling gems from all over Africa and Madigascar. These experiences, among other travels, have made me appreciate the life lessons swimming provided through my earlier years.
I grew up in Great Falls, Montana and have also resided in Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Missoula, Montana; and now Reno, Nevada. Reno is the best place I have ever lived and I plan on always being a part of the Lakeridge swim community.
As a swimmer I competed in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. In 1991 I was selected for a U.S. Olympic Festival water polo team and since played in several international masters tournaments. In 2000 I broke several masters swimming world records in the 35 - 39 age group. Today I maintain a daily workout routine with focus on diet and overall health.
Swimming is a sport for life and your swim family will never leave you. The sport teaches important lessons and instills discipline and metal/physical toughness as critical tools for navigating the journey called life. Thanks to my dear friend Sharon Weiss for being a huge part of this journey and accepting me as a part of the Lakeridge family.