A career as a camera technician in film and television brought me to Atlanta in 2014. Because my job is both physically and mentally demanding, I have found cycling to be a great form of therapy for my mind and body. When I’m on my bike I’m in my “happy place.” I ride pretty much every discipline; you’ll find me on the road, the pump track, the gravel, the single track, or at the bike park…what I love about being on a bike is the freedom to explore. Bikes are my addiction and I’m not ashamed that my garage can barely hold all of them. I started racing in 2017 because I like to challenge myself, but I prefer to keep fun in cycling, and especially slow down to take in the scenery…and maybe hit some obstacles along the way.
Starting in 2019 I will serve on the MTB Atlanta (SORBA) Executive Board; work keeps me very busy but when I have down time my favorite thing to do is volunteer. I love doing trail maintenance and working with Trees Atlanta. I can't help but escape to the wilderness and this past year I became a guide at Mulberry Gap. I also take joy in learning new skills and helping others, so as a Level 1 instructor I’m hoping to work with some of the local NICA teams this year, co-teach some clinics, and further my education and skill level. The one cycling event I look forward to every year, and I’ve been doing it for about 15 years now, is Bike MS. It’s a two day, 175+ mile ride to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. It’s incredibly fun, challenging, and rewarding.