Major Accomplishments

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"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses, no one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” - Bob Moawad

  • Founder and Chief Thinker, Afterburner Communications
  • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month (presented by NMEDA)
  • Facilitator of the Cornelius Business Factory
  • Recipient of the 2013 Spirit of the Games Award - 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games (Tampa, FL)
  • Recipient of the 2011 Tufts University Athletics Distinguished Achievement Award (Medford, MA)
  • Finisher of over 75 national and international marathons and half marathons
  • Winner - 2005, 2007 - 2010 BAA Boston Marathon Quad Wheelchair Division (18 time finisher)
  • Only person to ever finish the BAA Boston Marathon both on foot and in a wheelchair
  • US Navy team member and Bronze medalist, Inaugural 2010 Warrior Games
  • Featured nationally on a limited edition Cheerios box in 2009 honoring disabled veterans in sports
  • 2009 Beach to Battleship Half Ironman - 2nd place PC athlete (first complete quad ever to finish the distance)
  • Overall wheelchair winner – 1994, 2003-2007, 2009, 2016 Jacksonville Marathon (10 time finisher)
  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games – 90 gold medals (1991-2016)
  • Winner – 2004, 2006 Myrtle Beach Marathon (6 time finisher)
  • Member of US Paralympics Quad Rugby High Performance Training Program (2001-2003)
  • 1st American to finish a marathon in the new millennium (Millennium Marathon, New Zealand, 1/1/00)
  • Organizer, Face of America.  Cross country cycling journey to celebrate America’s diversity in 2000

  • Tufts University 2000 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient - Global Games:  Sports, Politics and Society
  • USA Cycling - US Paralympics - Handcycling National Champion -
    • 2016 Road Race - Class H1
    • 2016 Criterium - Class H1
    • 1999 National Criterium Champion – Quad Division
  • Organizer/participant, Vietnam Challenge. 1,200 mile cycling journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, 1998
  • Co-founder of the USQRA Carolina Crash wheelchair rugby team in 1996
  • Overall wheelchair winner – 1996 Hawaii Windward Half Marathon, Kailua, Hawaii
  • North Carolina Wheelchair Athlete’s Foundation 1994 Athlete of the Year
  • MBA Class of 1994, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (2nd student in a wheelchair to graduate)
  • BA degree, Tufts University, Class of 1990
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology NROTC Class of 1990 Distinguished Naval Aviation Candidate
  • College and semi-pro soccer player (Tufts Univ. and Cape Cod Amateur Soccer League), 1987 - 1989
  • US Navy veteran and life member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Life member National Eagle Scout Association
  • Former Director of No Barriers USA (2007-2011)
  • Former Deputy Executive Director, World T.E.A.M. Sports (1997-2000)
  • Former Senior Consultant, Public Consulting Group (1994 - 1997)
  • Triathlete, skier, sailor, golfer, writer, photographer, aspiring drummer