I grew up in Whistler, BC where I was surrounded by mountain sports. I began alpine ski racing at a young age, and competed a national level. I have had the fortunate opportunity to ski at some of the most amazing hills around the world. Ski racing gave me my introduction to mountain biking when my summer mornings were spent on the Blackcomb Glacier training on my skis, then the afternoons spent out on the mountain bike trails. I quickly discovered my love for cycling and retired a few years later from competitive ski racing to ride, race, coach, and obsess over bikes.
I have been racing as a mountain biker for the better part of 20 years now, and have been racing at the professional Cross-Country level for the last 10 years, and I have loved every minute of it. The last number of seasons have been focused on the longer stage races, and marathon style events. Although it is not uncommon for me to be mixing it up in some shorter events in and around Squamish!
I have completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching with a minor in Sports Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Education. I have been a strength and conditioning specialist working with a variety of weekend warriors and athletes for the last 10 years. I am now working as a Physical Education teacher in Squamish trying to impart my love and knowledge of athletics to the younger generations.
Bike racing has given me opportunity to ride in some of the most beautiful cycling destinations in the world, and also has helped me forge many amazing relationships. For me, cycling is a way of life, and you are never too old or young to enjoy all it has to give.