About

The author of Five Ways to Beat the Market and The Golden Age of Distance Running, I am a 1986 graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in biochemistry and a 1993 graduate of Georgia State's MBA program specializing in finance. Over the years I have funneled much of my energy into two main interests - distance running and trading stocks. As a result I have become very knowledgeable in these areas and through my books and articles hope to share this knowledge with you.

For the last 20 years I've looked for ways to capitalize on the ups and downs of the stock market in the pursuit of above-average returns. In that time I've discovered many many methods that do not work. However, I've also found a few that not only work, but beat the stock market handily over the long haul while simultaneously reducing the risk of losing money. I've detailed some of those in the Five Ways book and will maintain a running performance record on this site so how you can see the results yourself. You can also go to my blog at the link above to see what new methods I am researching and read commentary on the economy and the market.

Beginning as a high school cross country runner in Painted Post, NY, I walked-on to the Georgia Tech cross country team before hitting the roads as a Marathoner. Besides completing fifteen Marathons, I have coached cross country and track at Atlanta’s Westminster High School and over the years guided several individuals through their first Marathons. While competing and coaching I developed a love for the sport that led me to devour any information about the sport's history and current events. As a result I have become a running historian leading to my first book on the subject, The Golden Age of Distance Running, and a follow up book that is still in the works, The American Distance Renaissance. If you are a fan of the sport you might enjoy my other website, TheGoldenAgeOfDistanceRunning.com, which contains reams of statistics, links to videos, and my musings on running. You might also enjoy my Facebook page where I constantly post links to upcoming race webcasts and TV schedules.

I'm also a libertarian, which means I usually end up making everyone angry. I write for the website PunkRockLibertarians and also independently. If you want to get irritated - either at me or the government - then click the Libertarian link above, but remember - you've been warned! 

Today I live in Boone, North Carolina with my wife and four dogs, and serve as the President of the Boone Running Club and on the board for ZAP Fitness.