I began my fencing career in Ligonier, Pennsylvania where I became State Champion at the age of 16. I earned a fencing scholarship to the Pennsylvania State University and helped to win the Fencing National Championship in 2007. After college I served as a Intelligence Captain in the US Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. I left the Army in 2013 to pursue my fencing career. I was the 2018 National Champion, the 2018 Pan-American Champion (Team) and I am currently pursuing my dream of earning an Olympic gold medal.