I’m a Partner at Fisher Brothers, a real estate firm based in New York City. I’ve always been athletic, adventurous, and competitive by nature. I’ve hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu, and ran with the bulls in Spain. I committed myself to fitness four years ago. I then started with a couple of Tough Mudders and a few Spartan races. I then graduated to Ironman, and competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona last October. I also opened my own gym last year in Tribeca called Drill Fitness, with high energy, high intensity bootcamp style body and cycle classes. Additionally, I serve as Executive Vice Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, am on the Board of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and work with other various charities nationally.
I have been involved in charities where I do not only give monetary support, but give myself. Some of the most rewarding were those where I was able to combine my love of travel with helping those living in impoverished countries. I have built houses with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua and Cambodia. It was very humbling to see the smiling faces on the families who were going to have a clean, safe home to live in. I have been to Ethiopia to dig wells with Charity Water. As the children cheered and laughed at the sight of fresh clean water, I had to thank my lucky stars that my children are so blessed. I’m the kind of person that if someone asks me to do a crazy race, I say yes and then learn about the details. The second I heard about the epic challenge of RAAM, I was excited, thrilled, and scared. I cannot think of a better feeling to indulge.
Sleep deprivation. By day 3 to day 4 the body is sore, tired, and you are operating on fumes. When your shift starts at 3:00 a.m. in the cold and you know you have 8 more hours of this, it is hard.
Our main goal is to go out there and be competitive, be safe, and raise funds and awareness for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This race is not about our team, not about me, but about the men and women of our military who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. This is our small way of trying to give back and to say THANK YOU.
No matter how difficult and challenging this race will be, our wounded heroes in uniform have gone through much, much worse. Your sacrifices are deeply appreciated. Thank you for standing on the front lines in defense of our freedom. We are proud and honored to be riding for the men and women of the military.
Posted on June 26 2015 in Blog