Hello, Let me introduce myself. I am a mountain girl from NW Montana where I live life passionately with my husband, Nelson, and daughter, Layla. The mountains are a part of my bigger story beyond racing mountain bikes around the world. Mountain biking has been the vessel that has allowed me to fulfill a divine desire to push physical and mental limits, and adventure to the fullest. My energy flows from my passion, my passion flows out of love, it is love that gives me ultimate joy, and it is joy in which I find my strength.
When cycling found me, I was gifted my calling; my purpose in this world seemed to unfold in front of me. I was in my late 20’s and happily married to my college sweetheart. Residing in the mountains of Northwest Montana, we spent the winters skiing deep powder and the summers exploring the mountains and rivers that surrounded us while balancing our jobs.
I loved mountain running, but never seemed to escape the injuries that came with the long miles. For relief, I began to ride my mountain bike and joined a local mountain bike team. As the world of mountain bike racing was opened to me and I realized I had some talent on my side, I began to climb the ladder always reaching for the next challenge. When I remained undefeated in my first year of amateur racing in 2011, I was granted my pro license heading into 2012.
Simultaneously, Nelson and I became pregnant with our daughter, Layla, now 6 years old. With little expectation,but having Nelson’s support and a passionate drive on my side, I continued to pursue racing after her birth; picking and choosing events sparingly, but with great intentionality. As I gained notoriety, I was offered a position with the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team pb Maxxis in 2015, and have been able to pursue racing full time ever since. Racing has brought me to some beautiful places, but my heart remains home, tucked into the beauty that surrounds our rustic Montana cabin.
Although training and racing requires a large amount of structure, finding balance remains a priority where as a family we connect to the outdoors and it’s facet of opportunity.
- 5X Mountain Bike Marathon National Champion – 2014-2017 & 2019
- 4X World Championship National Team member – 2015-2017 & 2019
- Leadville 100 MTB Champion – 2019
- Isreal Epic Stage Race – 2nd – 2019
During the past few seasons, I have spent much time rehabbing from multiple injuries. By embracing a whole new meaning to persevering, I have time and time again been able to claw my way back to the top end of the sport. As I continue to race, I have developed a strong desire to lead and inspire by example that hard work pays off. Through these experiences, I aspire to achieve grace, empathy, and vulnerability through the process; and more so embrace the opportunity to love, inspire, and mentor others along the way. In addition, I have a heart for moms in empowering them to continue to pursue their passions and adventure outdoors.
My goal moving forward is to inspire others by pursuing adventure through my passions, and embracing the challenges of life in order to rise through them.