A Little About Me

My Experience, My Passion

I was a collegiate distance runner and began cycling to rehabilitate an injury – I was immediately hooked and have thoroughly enjoyed riding and racing my bike for the last 28 seasons. I have extensive race experience with over 700 career race starts and over 100 podium appearances in events across the US and abroad. I have attained Category 1 status in disciplines of road, track, cyclocross, and cross-country mountain bike. 


My cycling success came while having a family and a full-time career as a biomedical research scientist. Undoubtedly, my cycling success is a direct result of adhering to a well-crafted training plan and training with a power meter to efficiently use my limited time and maximize my race performances. I have been competing and training with a power meter for the past 15 years, and understand how to analyze the information to hone my athletes' training plans and to help them race more effectively. 

Coaching Philosophy:

One of my primary goals as a coach is to provide each athlete with an individualized training plan that fits their life commitments, maximizes their limited training time and as a result allows them to meet their athletic potential and goals. As a skilled coach, I continually strive to craft a custom plan for each athlete that builds upon strengths, limits weaknesses and is an enjoyable path along the way. Additionally, my goal as a coach is to educate my clients so that they need me less and less over time. That said, I think that just about every cyclist can benefit from coaching – coaching provides and unbiased external view of the athlete. External input is beneficial to everyone.

 

My Coaching Experience

 

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pulmonary Biology and Physiology

  • ​USA Cycling Level III Coach

  • Training Peaks Level I Certified Coach

  • Work with athletes from beginner to professional

  • Coached athletes to racing category upgrades in road, XC mountain bike and cyclocross disciplines

2018

Athletes I coached accomplished the following:

  • 28 race victories

  • 58 podium appearances

  • Competed at the following regional and national level events: Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Crusher in the Tushar, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, and the Chile Challenge ProXCT.

2017

Athletes I coached accomplished the following:

  • 28 race victories

  • 58 podium appearances

  • National Champion - women’s 40-49 race US Hill Climb National Championships

  • NM State Road Race Champion

  • Competed at the following regional and national level events: Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Crusher in the Tushar, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, and the Chile Challenge ProXCT.

2016

Athletes I coached accomplished the following:

  • 30 race victories

  • 65 podium appearances

  • National Champion - women’s 45-49 race US Cyclocross National Championships

  • Crusher in Tushar - 3rd place in women’s pro race

  • NM State Criterium Champion

  • 3 NM State XC Mountain Bike Champions

  • Competed at the following regional and national level events: Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Austin Rattler - Leadville 100 MTB qualifying race, Barn Burner 104 - Leadville 100 MTB qualifying race, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic, Crusher in the Tushar, Tulsa Tough, Leadville 100 MTB race, Ironman 70.3 Boulder, Toughman New Mexico, Chile Challenge ProXCT and the Ruta del Centro.

2015

Athletes I coached accomplished the following:

  • 45 race victories

  • 83 podium appearances

  • National Champion - Women’s 40-44 Time Trial

  • National Champion - Women’s 40-44 Road Race

  • Women’s 40-44 Best All-Around Rider - US Masters National Championships 

  • Bronze Medal - US Cyclocross National Championships women’s 45-49 race

  • Gold Medal - Rocky Mountain Region Cyclocross Championships women’s 40+ race

  • Crusher in Tushar - 2nd place in women’s pro race

  • NM State Cyclocross Champions -  Men 40+ and Men 13-14 

  • NM State XC Mountain Bike Champion - Women’s Category 1

  • NM State Criterium Champion - Men’s Pro/1/2

  • NM State Road Race Champion - Women’s Pro/1/2/3

  • NM State Time Trial Champion (women 40-44) and fastest time of the day

  • NM State Time Trial Champion (women 55-59)

  • XC mountain bike season long racing series title

  •  2 Cyclocross season long racing series title

  • Selection for team USA at Tour de l’Abitibi Stage Race - part of the UCI Juniors Nation’s Cup competition

  • Qualified for Leadville 100 mountain bike race 

  • Competed at the following regional and national level events: Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Austin Rattler - Leadville 100 MTB qualifying race, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Joe Martin Stage Race, Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic, Crusher in the Tushar, Tulsa Tough, US National Junior Road Race Championships, Tour de l’Abitibi Stage Race, Cascade Cycling Classic, US Masters Road Race Championships, and the Rock Mountain Region Cyclocross Championships.

2014

athletes I coached accomplished the following:

  • State Championship – XC mountain bike

  • 2 XC mountain bike season long racing series titles

  • 2 Cyclocross season long racing series titles

  • Podium placing at Crusher in Tushar

  • 50 podium appearances

  • 12 race victories

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