Brooklyn, NY , United States
I coach road cyclists and mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. My coaching philosophy is founded on the belief that cycling enhances quality of life and being an athlete inspires personal growth. I love working with racers and non-racers alike. My job as a coach is to take the guesswork out of success in this sport and create a supportive learning environment. I help my athletes meet and exceed meaningful goals while deepening their enjoyment of cycling.
I started riding in 1999 and began coaching in 2004 as mountain bike instructor for Northern Arizona University. This experience taught me that I love giving back to the sport by helping others succeed. I raced for many years, working my way through the ranks from total beginner to Pro XC on the mountain and Cat 2 on the road. I have experience in a variety of disciplines, including cross-country mtb, endurance mtb, Xterra, criteriums, time trials, stage races, and hill climbs. I have studied training metrics and methodology since getting my first power meter in 2008. I have been a USA Cycling Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher since 2009. With over 20 years in this sport, I've acquired a wide variety of experience such as serving on the board of directors for a race team in Arizona, working as head bike coach for a triathlon training program in Hawaii, and co-founding Women's Cycling NYC.