Event/Discipline: Paracanoe, VL3 

Birthdate: 05/18/1978

Hometown: Forest, Virginia

Height: 6'4"

2015 Paracanoe World Championship Team Member


  • 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships - 4th in semifinal of VL3 Men 200m
  • Two time U.S. National Paracanoe member
  • Finished 7th at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia


  • Nickname: "Parks"
  • Education: Liberty University B.S. – ’04 and M.B.A. – ‘09
  • Hobbies: Doing things with my kids and wife, including trips to the beach, lifting weights, watching sports and HGTV, and paddling, of course!!
  • Role Model: My parents
  • Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..." -Philippians 4:13
  • How he started: "Through my friend, coach, and mentor, Garretson Gellert
  • Sponsors: Virginia Prosthetics, Wheels on the James
  • About: Happily married to my wife Megan of 10 years and have 3 wonderful children, ages 3-9. Enjoy spending time with my extended family on the West and East Coasts and hanging out with my friends all over the U.S. and the world.