My name is Richard LaMonica and I was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, living there until 1993. This is when I decided it was time to change it up and went into the Active Army. I have now been in the Army 20 years and have been around the world. My wife Gwen and I have been married for 19 years and have one daughter Lexie who is now a junior. I have played many sports during the years, football, baseball, basketball and hockey while in NJ. Somehow I became a soccer coach when my daughter started playing; it is now my second favorite hobby. Running is my favorite past time and the only time I stopped in the last 6 years was due to being wounded in Afghanistan. I look forward to running more trails and training athletes in the future as I become a certified trainer.