I am a 36 year old computer developer from St Louis. I've always had a passion for sports and maintained an active lifestyle until a few years ago. In the fall of 2010, I sat one Saturday watching TV when the Ironman Championship came on. I was 5'11'', 264 lbs and getting heavier each year. I knew I no longer wanted to live this way. I'm a father of 3 beautiful children Lil(7), Alex(5), and Nathanael(2) and husband to wife Kelly. I knew I was not setting a good example for my family. I created a plan, set goals, and told my wife I would complete a Full Ironman. I have lost 50 lbs, completed a 1/2 Half Marathon, Sprint Tri and competed but not yet finished a Full Ironman. I'm an individual who aspires to be the best that I can. I'm the "president" of the Barbara A Scott Foundation, named after my mother, who I lost almost 10 year ago to a Brain Tumor. I'm also the father to a son with Cerebral Palsy. What more motivation do I need to keep going?