Rip Esselstyn

Rip Esselstyn was born in upstate New York and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied speech communication and was an All-American swimmer at the University of Texas at Austin. Rip joined the Austin Fire Department in 1997 after ten years as a professional triathlete. He now lectures and gives seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle all year round. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet and Plant-Strong. Visit for more information.