I'm a native San Franciscan and motorsports enthusiast. I've always loved motorcycles, but didn’t start riding them until I was 23 years old.
In 2008, I started honing my skills on the race track. I began road racing during the 2011 season on a Yamaha R6 in the Clubman Middleweight, 600 Production, and 600 Superbike classes. During my rookie season, I managed a handful of top 10 finishes in the novice standings. More notably, I became familiar with the challenge of racing and began to refine my approach to each race.
In 2012, I stepped up to the liter bike class. Now on a Honda CBR1000RR, I had to quickly adapt to a more potent machine and compete with even faster bikes. After recovering from a non-motorcycle related injury, I rejoined racing mid-season. Upon my return, I quickly got up to speed. During a shortened season, I was able to earn four 2nd place finishes.
In 2013, I had a year to forget. After starting the year strong during the preseason, my year took a turn for the worse. I had several "off-track excursions" before the first round that put my bike's and my own condition in a tough spot entering the season opener. After overcoming the challenge and finishing all three of my races, I set my sights on round 2 where I knew I could be a contender for solid finishing positions. Everything was playing out marvelously until I had a fairly bad, ahem..."get off" and shattered pieces of my body. I missed most of the season due to the injury, but I was a