Born in 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama to a California born Mother, and a Alabama drumming Father; Landon was raised in the south, but was always aware he was born a long way from home. At age six he fell in love with the beautiful game of soccer. It became his ticket to see the world, and create alternate family with other cultures. By fifteen, he made the Alabama State Soccer Team with the Olympic Development Program. He traveled with the team to Oklahoma in Summer 1995 and it was here that a bell rang inside his seeking soul. Prior to that summer, he spent 1994 as the batboy for Michael Jordan’s baseball team the Birmingham Barons, hanging side by side with one of his heroes.
At the Olympic Development Camp Jay Miller (1980 National Team Coach) spoke on stage about nutrition, exercise, stretching, hydration, and creating fitness programs. When Landon returned from Oklahoma, he designed a two year pushups and sit-ups program. It would be the building blocks to develop his physical instrument, confidence and self esteem. By his Senior year he was at the gym at 5:55am every morning, and won every soccer award from his high school coaches.
During the next four years he played for NCAA Division II University of Montevallo. He was now in a setting in which he would major in architecting his body and mind. His dedication to crafting himself to play at a highly physical level saw him put on 10 pounds of muscle every year of his college career. By his Senior Year, he graduated as a NCAA Gulf South Conference Champion, All Conference Team Member, the team’s third leading scorer, and with a degree in Kinesiology. Following graduation, he flew to Scotland for two months writing poetry, and running in the hills of the gorgeous countryside.
Upon his return, he coached soccer around the country at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and club levels. He founded two at-home personal training and sports conditioning companies, Body Architect, and Fire Fitness. From 2005-2012 he built a loyal clientele following from coast to coast.
He was a touring dancer from 2001-2003; worked in the heart of West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd for two years in the food & beverage industry. After a short stint in a highly respected acting school in Los Angeles, he appeared on NBC’s “Fear Factor” in 2004 (He proudly lost to a female Olympian.)
He accepted offers around the country in bar/restaurant/nightclub corporate management, and semi-pro soccer opportunities. His post collegiate soccer career saw him appear with Palm Beach Pumas, Panama City Pirates, BV Cloppenburg (Germany), Las Vegas Strikers, Alabama Saints, and in training camp with the Portland Timbers. Most of these appearances were short lived as his heart continued to call him elsewhere.
He decided to put a hold on his fast life in 2012, and move to Utah to start a nonprofit to help sarcoma cancer families. That winter he created Miles 2 Give, and three months later he and two other runners ran across the USA in 157 days, from California to Maryland. It was a journey that changed the very essence of his life.
Following the run across America he dove into documentaries about food, animal agriculture, global warming, and books about holistic healing. After witnessing the cancerous effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices around the country, he became vegan, took up meditation, and committed to be a student of yoga. During 2013-2014 he was flown all over the country as a motivational speaker for various events, companies and events.
That same year he focused solely on his artwork and to this day, consistently sells his paintings domestically and internationally. He has also continued to create artwork for cancer families, which was initiated in 2013. In 2014 he created a team quest to run a 10,000 mile lap around the perimeter of the USA. The second tour started and ended in Times Square, New York City right in front of Good Morning America.
He brought along a vegan chef, yoga teacher, and photographer to bring these enlightened practices to everyone around the country. Although the team only covered 4,000+ on foot, they completed the 10,000 mile lap in eight months. After 230 days on tour, he was left with an incredible amount of truth that sent him into quite the heart space in 2015. He decided to close down the foundation, and apply all this truth to himself. The foundation produced a documentary, a book, raised over $200K and connected hundreds of cancer families around the world.
The application of truth was a three year journey of education, and worldly experiences. He completed Massage School and Reiki Training at Healing Mountain in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 2017. He took his art and practices around the world the entire year of 2017. He traveled to Europe that summer, completing his second poetry book, “Reflections Of Us All.” (Due in later 2019). In fall of 2017 he lived at Sivananda Yoga Farm for a one month long intensive training program. He received his Sivananda Teaching Certificate from Guru Swami Sitaramananda.
Landon now happily resides in Denver, Colorado. He is focused on motivational speaking, creating paintings, and welcoming clients to the healing practices that have been shared by his teachers.