Born in Kankakee and raised in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Started swimming competitively at the local YMCA at age 6 and continued through high school. Graduated from Knox College, UIC Dental School, and completed residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Seton Hall University. Has been in private practice for 8 years. Completed first sprint triathlon July 2014 and was third in age group. Qualified for US Master’s National swim meet in 100 Free and 50 Free and will compete in San Antonio April 2015.
When I joined the local master’s swim team, I was reintroduced to Craig. Actually, I had known him as a child when I was just starting my swimming career. After some encouragement from my fellow teammates, I decided to compete in a local sprint triathlon. I employed Craig as a coach as I knew he would test my limits and give me the tools to be competitive. He coached me for 5 months and it was intense. However, I superseded my goal to finish in less than 90 minutes and ran the fastest 5K of my life at the end of the race. He definitely prepared my body for the challenge and gave me workouts that I can still use today.