WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT THE CYCLING HOUSE
I love meeting people from so many different places around the country and learning what excites them about riding a bicycle. The enthusiasm for a week away from their daily routine and the ability to focus on just riding, resting, eating great food and socializing for a week is contagious and I'm proud to be a part of that.
I love climbing - so Mt. Lemmon by a long shot!
ONE OF THE BEST DAY'S YOU'VE EVER HAD ON THE BIKE
Riding the backside of Mt. Lemmon via Oracle with Ettinger and Wells a few years back. That was one of the best adventures rides I've ever done.
Like many cyclists out there, I found the sport through a running injury. After a collegiate running career was cut short, I bought my first road bike and fell in love with the amount of ground one could cover on 2 wheels. I quickly got into racing bikes and really enjoyed the teamwork aspect that went along with an endurance sport. While I didn’t realize it at the time, this new sport would quickly become a passion that would open doors to a variety of great travel experiences, friendships and learning new life skills. Over time, racing proved less interesting and riding bikes for the sake of the fun it has to offer took over in terms of priorities.
Outside of life on the bike, I am a sales rep in the outdoor industry, currently working for Patagonia as their sales lead for Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. While having one of the more sparsely populated sales regions, I have the best, most scenic ones and I love taking my bikes along on my work trips to explore new places. Along those lines, I love obsessing over the details of gear and clothing. I also am a total dork when it comes to analyzing work out plans, power meter files, and training in general. My new passions beyond bikes include ski mountaineering racing, ski touring and trail running and its fun to see how the training I learned about in cycling can apply to those new sports.