Grand Rapids, MI , United States
Helping someone achieve their goals is one of the most fulfilling things I do as a coach. I understand these goals are hard earned and you work on them daily. A race is not won with one workout or one training block, often it is months, if not years of hard work and sacrifice to get there. If you are making that choice to work on your goals daily, you want a coach that will do the same.
I believe the best training plan is one that you believe in – so regular communication as well as understanding of the plan is paramount to my fundamentals of coaching. I also am passionate about nutrition and sports psychology. As a professional cyclist as well as a physician assistant, I understand work-life balance and juggling training with work. I know first hand that sometimes the biggest stressors to a training block are not the actual workouts themselves but the life we live outside those workouts. As your coach, we will work together to adjust and build your training to optimize your performance in the midst of ongoing life.
I ran on scholarship at a NCAA Division II University for cross country and track. After college, I continued to race competitively mostly in the 10 mile to half marathon distances. I have also dabbled in ultra trail running, including completing a Rim to Rim to Rim (R3). I started to cycle as a form of cross training and immediately fell in love! As it turned, I was a much better cyclist than runner. After winning several of the Zwift races I entered I then got “discovered” on Zwift and recruited to a pro cycling team. My personal areas of specialty are gravel racing, time trialing and e-sports. I have over 5 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level for running and I am also a USAC Level III certified cycling coach.
Grand Rapids, MI