My goal with running and with life is to overcome the scars of life and develop myself not just physically but as a human. I was born an orphan and lived in an orphanage for the first three years of my life until I was adopted in 2006 and ever since then I have lived in Palmer Alaska. I'm not going to let my past define my future. My life mission is to change myself from a scared abandoned little orphan boy, into someone who is quick to help others and who is stoic to chaos. I may not be the next Steve Prefontaine, but I can guarantee you that I won't go down without giving it my all.