They say a person is happiest when their passion and profession align. I couldn’t be happier!
I am dedicated to giving aging adults the opportunity to be in better shape, be more active, and feel safe and secure when they leave their homes.
I was five years old when I got my first bike. It was freedom, and I loved it. Fifty-five years later, I feel the same. Mobility gives me the freedom and independence to go anywhere and try anything I want. I look forward to the new experiences each day may bring.
In my first career, I worked at a desk. I liked what I did, but I always looked forward to quitting time so I could get out and do something outdoors. There was no connection between my job and my passion, so I made time for each individual part of my life.
Eventually, I found myself wanting to play more and work less. My job wasn’t fulfilling, but my passion was burning as strong as ever. With the help and guidance of my wife, we decided the time was right to join my passion with my profession.
I saw the gap between the high number of people who had lost their mobility and the low number of people helping them regain it. I knew my best opportunity to improve people’s quality of life was by helping them be mobile and active. Our bodies are meant to move, and if we keep them moving, we live longer and better lives.
I decided I could do the most good by getting involved in group activities. I began teaching balance and functional strength classes to 150 people per week. Now I also lead workshops on falls prevention and mobility for people whose movement is compromised from arthritis. I work with local senior centers, providing classes and doing talks on strength and balance.
The loss of independence is the end of life for most older adults. I want to help people be able to do whatever they choose and go where they want, whenever they please. My passion, purpose, and happiness comes from helping people actively participate in life until the very last day.