Inspiration in Motion:
Explorations as an ARTIST and as an ATHLETE inform the stories I share as a SPEAKER.
Painting and writing allow me to express the deeper emotions and beliefs that constantly swim around inside me.
My passion for mobility motivates me to explore the world and all types of movement.
These drives challenge me to discover just how far, and how dynamically I can move through water or over mountains, in order to achieve success in sports or find inspiring landscapes.
In the process, I set world records in swimming during three Paralympic Games and completed five IronMan events while proving something to myself. I have climbed several of the world’s smaller mountains and backpacked much of the planet hoping to feed my soul while capturing the journey with pencil and paint.
My base camps have included; Washington DC, Paris, Wiesbaden, The Hague, Pennsylvania Amish Country, Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai from where I have set off to explore one third of the world’s countries and most of her oceans.
My art has been transformed by thirty years of international travel and competitive sports.
Every facet of this big life has broadened the color palette by which I now create and speak. For two decades I have sought to inspire students and executives to be deaf to doubts and to challenge their excuses.
Despite contracting Polio as a child, my body continues to carry me around the globe to absorb, paint and share, for which I am truly grateful.