Joel grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, but now resides in the flatlands of Nashville, Tennessee. A health care professional and former road warrior, Joel now prefers the challenges and adventures that the trail brings, wherever that may be. Gravitating towards the 100-mile (and longer) distance, Joel can usually be found on one of the many trails of middle and eastern Tennessee preparing for the next journey.
"I've used just about every product on the market and found none of them to be sustainable for one reason or another. Spring Energy is the first nutrition product I've been able to successfully incorporate into my training and racing for the past 3 or 4 years. It's great stuff and I'm excited to see how it helps my performances this year!"
Joel has completed some of the toughest races in the world, as well as many closer to home, including: Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (2013, 2014), Tors des Geants (2015), Diagonale des Fous (2016), Lavaredo Ultra Trail (2013), San Diego 100 (2016 1st place self-supported Masters), Zion 100 (2015 14th overall), Bryce Canyon 100 (2015 8th overall), Chimera 100 (2015 7th overall), Atacama Crossing 250km (2012), Sahara Race 250km (2012 6th overall), Gobi March 250km (2013 5th overall).