I started riding bikes when i moved to Montana for college in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the sport. I raced on the UM collegiate team, then started riding on dirt and never looked back—anything that had to do with bikes, I wanted to do it. I went to bike building school and learned how to weld frames and be a professional mechanic. I began working support for bike tours in 2005 and quickly gravitated to the culinary side of things. My grandparents owned a bakery and a diner, so I grew up in kitchens full of love and energy, and that’s where I’ve always felt most at home.
Eventually, my passion for fine art took me in other directions, and I ended up living in the UK, where I got my MA in Stained Glass Conservation, but I never stopped cooking or biking. After living, working, eating, and biking all over Europe and the UK, I decided to return to Montana and start my studio. With the flexibility of working for myself, I started cooking for bike tours again in the summer and making soup in the winter for a local cross-country ski lodge.
I’m thrilled to be working for the cycling house where I can share my love for cooking and cycling with like-minded people. From these adventures and conversations, that I find my inspiration to make fine art, bike over big mountains, explore the landscapes I love, and eat good food while doing it all.