Roger hails from Clearwater, Florida, where he lived for 17 years prior to coming to Tallahassee to pursue a degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine at FSU. He began running recreationally in 2009, training with a focus on the Marathon. Roger has run 9 marathons since 2009 including five sub-three hour marathons. Roger also has two sub-three hour Boston Marathon appearances to his credit. This past December, Roger qualified for the New York City Marathon by posting a 1:16:58 half-marathon time. Roger dabbles in competitive racing on the Gulf Winds Track Club grand prix circuit, and enjoys long distance training with the "Imitation Adults" training group. Roger aspires to work as a sports medicine professional with a focus on endurance athletics and running sports.