I have always enjoyed exploring outside, preferring unstructured time to create and let my imagination run free to structured sports and training. Luckily I grew up in the countryside and had parents that loved playing alongside with my brother and me. Eventually I found a competitive drive and I ran cross country and track in high school and in college, captaining my teams. Adventure Racing was becoming popular in my area and I dabbled in that sport, learning many sports skills. I began to discover my penchant for endurance sports as I started beating my dad in triathlons, enjoyed running marathons and capped off my college years with an Ironman triathlon. After college I moved to Europe and continued to run there, competing in a marathon and several small races in the Dolomites. Upon returning to the US, I joined Americorps and lived in the Pacific Northwest where I earned my nursing degree. I now live in Santa Barbara, CA and enjoy discovering the beauty of SoCal on my two feet.
I work as a nurse and have a flexible schedule, allowing me to take frequent running trips to concrete jungles, mountains and beaches. All that exploring has produced some good race results! With the help of my sponsors, I have had the opportunity to get around to the places of my dreams and get to know many inspiring people.
My Athlete Profiles
Check out my profile on these pages (and have a look at my awesome teammates, too!):
Being from Wisconsin, cheese making is in my blood.
I’m definitely a mycophile.
I’m an apiarist.