I was born in Sacramento, CA but have spent most of my life growing up in Boulder, CO. I dabbled in many sports as a child and throughout my teenage years including swimming, running, soccer and Nordic skiing. I was first introduced to Nordic skiing at age 10 and continued to ski throughout my first two years of college competing at Montana State University.
After racing in several triathlons during the summer months from 2008 on, in 2011, I shifted my focus towards the sport of triathlon and moved back to Boulder. I finished up my bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Colorado while also competing for the collegiate team. At the end of that year, I raced as an amateur at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship finishing in 10:12 despite a broken hand and two flat tires. That race sparked my fire to eventually return one day as a professional.
Following a successful season in 2012, including 5 overall amateur wins and the overall title at IM 70.3 Buffalo Springs, I decided to make the jump to the professional ranks. After suffering 2 stress fractures over the next few years, I had my first 70.3 win as a professional at IM 70.3 Silverman near the end of the 2014 season. I’m now heading into the 2016 season under the guidance of Matt Dixon, of purplepatch fitness, and targeting the 70.3 distance.
I continue to live and train in Boulder, CO and look forward to many years ahead in the sport and an eventual return to the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.