Bend, Oregon | na
|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Cycling / Criterium, Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling, Road Running, Trail Running, Obstacle Racing, Cyclocross, SUP, Rowing, Kayaking / Canoe Marathon, Hiking, Yoga, Other|
|Bucket List Race||Build My Own Cyclocross Race!|
|Post-Race Drink||Nitro Shandy|
|Off-Day Activity||Trying something new|
I'm an avid cyclist/endurance athlete, currently living in beautiful Bend, Oregon. I've been involved in endurance athletics since high school, when I participated in Cross Country, Swimming, and Track. Since then, I've been a triathlete, an open water swimmer, a runner, a cyclist, and an obstacle course runner. I race in multiple cycling disciplines whenever I can find a race nearby, including road/gravel/fatbike/cross country/cyclocross. I also occasionally compete in a 5k running race/obstacle race/sprint triathlon, though these are secondary disciplines. I'm also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking/camping/kayaking/paddleboarding/mountaineering. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy by trade, now participating in races and group events more often, and working on opening my own health/wellness/fitness practice to promote sustainability and education of individual and community health and athletics. My personal philosophy of fitness is "responsibility, well-roundedness, and fun", and I participate in regular exercise (aside from riding and running) which includes weight-lifting, yoga, meditation, and general adventurous exploration. With my recent move to Bend, I'm working hard on developing network connections within the local athletic community, and I've already been riding with several different groups, made friends with a couple local bike shops, and have been an integral part of course setup for the local cyclocross race series. In addition, I've aligned myself with a local coaching company (Bend Endurance Academy) and have been coaching 3 youth MTB classes for the 2022 Fall Semester.
I'm so excited to see where my talents, passions, and connections lead me to next.