Martinez, CA , United States
After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, I started road racing while working locally at Mike's Bikes. As I grew fitter and more experienced, I won races and raced professionally. As a coach, I use my knowledge and experience to help athletes work successfully towards their goals at all levels of performance. With 25 continuous years of experience running and cycling, and years of learning physiology and nutrition, I have unique perspective and range of experience to offer my athletes.
I started my journey as a competitive runner in high school. I didn't show any particular promise early on, but from the start I was hooked and have been an endurance sports and performance physiology junkie ever since. I now have about 25 years of practice as an athlete and 10 years of coaching experience.
After years of modest performance as a runner, I started racing my bike right after attending school in Berkeley and in about a year I earned my Cat. 1 upgrade and was racing successfully against the best elite riders in Northern CA and nationally. I was driven to take myself to my limits, training hard year after year and continuing to learn new ways to get more out of my body and my training.
In 2012 and 2013, I raced professionally winning and placing well in road races, stage races, and time trials, including 5th at the US Pro TT, 14th at the Tour of CA, among many other top placings... all while coaching and working full-time when I wasn't on the road racing. I know what it's like to perform well at a high level, and I remember very well what it's like to start out and learn basic skills as an athlete or as a racer just starting out.
I continue to train hard and enjoy my experience as an athlete as I work to help athletes I work with learn and grow so that they can have a great experience.