I was fortunate enough to grow up with good parents who taught me at a young age to love and follow God. I grew up in a good church and with a good youth group that helped me grow into a young adult. After I graduated high school I started figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I felt like God was calling me to move to California and pursue my Bmx career. I started learning what it meant to not just believe in God but have a relationship with him. After I moved to California I started chasing my Bmx career and started learning a lot of new tricks and I was riding and going to as many contests as I could, doing well in some but never felt like I could find good favor with the judging.

I started getting frustrated because I was working so hard and felt like God had called me to do this, but wasn't seeing the results I wanted. So I started trying to "fit in" more and going to the after parties and doing things that I hoped would help me be one of the "cool." I had made my success in Bmx come before my relationship with God. I got to the point where I wasn't happy with who I was becoming, and I had to make a choice, keep continuing down the path I had started traveling where my success and career came first, or go back to what I knew was right and put my relationship with God first and trust him with everything else. I chose to trust in God and it has been the best choice I could have ever made. People will always disappoint you and you'll never feel fully satisfied with earthly success or fame. But in God I am completely satisfied and am so thankful for everything he's done for me!