Richland, WA , United States
Lifelong competitive endurance athlete specializing in road, gravel and endurance MTB events as well as beginner/intermediate athletes looking to enter the field of triathlon and running.
Level 3 USA cycling coach, power analysis certified and years of coaching experience.
I love taking athletes to their next level and making training work within their busy lives.
Native New Mexican growing up as a swimmer. Swam through high school and college. I got into cycling after graduating from college, following the footsteps of my brother who was a professional cyclist. I raced semi-professionally across the country for five years, making it to many of the biggest events in the country with elite development teams out of California and Utah.
After an injury sidelined me in 2015, I took several years off to focus on non-riding career development. I re-entered competitive endurance sports in 2019, in triathlon (competing in one triathlon). In 2020 I did several more triathlons and qualified for nationals - In 2021 I took 4th at Master's Nationals for Sprint triathlon.
In 2022 I transitioned to a season focusing on gravel racing and absolutely had a blast.
While I continue to compete and try new endurance sports and find new ways to challenge myself, a HUGE passion of mine for the past five years has been coaching. It brings my love of sport to a whole new level. I absolutely love playing the role of cheerleader, I love helping people explore and break through boundaries and I love making training WORK for people with demanding lives outside of just sports.
I have developed a deep understanding of how athletes function psychologically and physiologically over the years. I strive to get to know each athlete individually and to create a plan uniquely geared to their psychology, their body and their life demands.