Notice: I'm currently unavailable for speaking
but below is some information that may be of
I'm available for presentations
about my solo run across America, as well as the other state/country
running adventures I've had. During school assemblies I share information about the
importance of having a healthy lifestyle and pursuing goals and
dreams. I weave into my presentations inspiring, and
sometimes humorous, experiences I've had while being a journey
I grew up in Alaska, but have spent most of my adult life
living and running in western Montana. I enjoy
speaking to audiences of all ages. My message of learning
to persevere through life with a healthy body and positive attitude
is one that any audience can enjoy, regardless of age. Depending on
the audience age, I tailor my message for optimal interest and
understanding by those attending and always allow for a question
and answer period. Whether it be an elementary school, middle
school, high school, college class, sports team, running club,
retirement home, road race event, medical facility, business, church group, or other
community organization, I always aim to deliver a thought-provoking message
designed to intrigue and challenge listeners.
I typically bring along an inspirational music slideshow
to share images of my journeys. Presentation times range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes,
depending on the time available, and I'll do multiple
presentations in a day, if needed. I can even bring along "BOB"
(my support stroller) so that the audience can see up
close what I push for thousands of miles during my running
I've been fortunate to be the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award
from the Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance. I've also received the Healthy Hero Award from the Mayo Clinic for
my work in promoting childhood health across the United States.
I've been honored to be inducted as the first European PTA Youth Ambassador
for my ongoing efforts in promoting youth health and fitness at a
global level, and was an Olympic Games Torchbearer in 2002.
ultra-endurance running treks have been featured in numerous print,
Internet, radio and television reports. However, I truly don't run
for accolades or media coverage, and the best title I've
ever held is "Dad"
Ė having raised four
children of my own.
Contact me to inquire about a presentation at
your location. My expenses (such
as lodging, transportation and meal costs) must be covered, as well
as a modest speaking fee; however, discounts are available for
Ė including multiple
schools/venues in the same community.
Below are a few comments
I've received from some presentation attendees: