Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate, joined the Trump Organization in 2001, Executive Vice President at the Trump Organization, manages real estate for current and future Trump projects, featured on NBC show, “The Apprentice,” star of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Survivor of AdMo Tour from Los Angeles to Vegas. Age 33.
My grandfather, who was a blue-collar guy, got me into riding at the age of six because he saw the way I was growing up and how fortunate I was, but also wanted to make sure I understood a little bit of the real world and the outdoors, not just the New York City lifestyle. He got me into shooting a bow, hunting and fishing, air guns, and he bought me a Suzuki JR50. I used to rip around our house and neighborhood on that thing and spent hours on end tearing up the yard.My daughter has actually claimed that bike, so I have to get it back up and running, although that won’t be a problem. It’s actually amazing how that thing still starts up and goes 26 years later. It is just due for some maintenance.I’ve been injured plenty. I think I’ve broken pretty much every major bone in my body, and it hasn’t been all through riding, whether it is mountain biking or just something stupid. I’ve broken both my legs, both ankles—the right one twice, which has 15 pins and a plate—severed bicep tendons and broken both my arms. I actually got my diploma from the Wharton School of Finance in a cast.We saw some spectacular wipeouts on our ride from L.A. to Vegas, but I think I had the best fall of our whole trip. Eric (my brother) and I were riding side by side on a regular dirt rode and a car was passing, and then when the car passed I didn’t see Eric anymore. I kept looking back thinking the car took him out. I looked back one more time and I clipped my handlebar on the one freaking tree in the entire desert. I went over the bar at about 50 mph in the one place you’d think you couldn’t possibly fall.I do most of my riding in an area called Thomaston Dam in Connecticut, which is about an hour from where we are in New York. I ride a Honda CRF450X, or my CRF250X for tight course riding. We will throw the bikes in the back of the pickup and head out there on the weekend. It’s basically a 1,000-acre bowl with trails through the flood plain and woods. There are bogs in there that look like they are only six inches deep and you end up getting stuck up to your handlebar in mud. Stuff like that definitely keeps riding exciting.