B.S. in Exercise Science, USAT Level I, USAT Youth & Juniors, Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist, USA Cycling Level 3, US Masters Swim Level II
2x Ironman Finisher, Began Triathlon in 2001, Began Road Running in 1995, High School Athletics
To joyfully help people find untapped capabilities within themselves through the sports of swimming, cycling and running. While I find joy and growth in each of my coaching relationships, I particularly love working with youth and with first time half and full Iron Distance athletes. The ability to positively impact the lives of kids through the fun and discipline of our sport is a privilege and a source of inspiration. Equally, to walk alongside an adult that is discovering new levels of tenacity in strength and spirit? Nothing like it!
To meet athletes where they are and skillfully help them advance towards their goals, whether it be a child taking on their first dip in the pool, a beginner staring down their first sprint distance event or an accomplished athlete looking to shave time off their personal best for a 70.3 or 140.6.
Coaching Philosophy: Excellence and positivity are as important to bring to coaching, training and racing as are knowledge, technique and skill. I strive to uphold and live out each of these values in relationship with each EPIC Member with whom I work and play.
Favorite Race to Date: Ironman Canada 2012 Favorite Race Distance: Sprint and 70.3 Favorite Discipline of Triathlon: Swimming!
Little Known Facts: I was in the Army for 4.5 years. I have an M.A. in Theatre Arts and was once nominated as Best Director for a Theatre Elly Award in Sacramento.
AFAA- CPT, spin instructor for 9 years, USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
I have been a lifelong athlete. My high school athletics included basketball, swimming, softball and track. I continued to run after high school and was introduced to triathlons in 1999 by a friend who said, “If you sign up for it, you will train for it” and have been hooked ever since.
To share my love of the multisport experience and to encourage and support my athletes as they go through the process, whether it be athletes that are new to the sport, or seasoned veterans.
I understand the difficulty in managing life, family and training. I work closely with my athletes to achieve balance, while challenging them at the same time.
Little known facts:
Grew up in Santa Cruz, Ca on 7 acres. Graduated from California Culinary Academy and worked as a chef for 10 years. I am also a collector of Pre- Prohibition San Francisco beer and whiskey advertising.
Athletic Background: 25+ years of Road Running – racing distances 1 mile to marathon, 5 years of triathlon – completing 3 Ironman distance events, recreational tennis, softball, bowling, high school basketball and track
Passion: Being my best every day.
Objective: Assisting athletes to set realistic and challenging goals, achieve those goals via proven training methods and ultimately live their triathlon dreams.
Coaching Philosophy: I personally use and advocate data driven training. Acquiring and analyzing performance data allows workouts to be optimized for maximum effectiveness. Periodic testing enables the development of realistic race goals and plans.
Favorite Race to Date:2014 Ironman Cozumel
Favorite Race Distance:Ironman 70.3 and Half-Marathon
Favorite Discipline of Triathlon:Running
2015 Race Goals:Execute my race plan for all A races (World’s Toughest Half, Vineman 70.3 and Challenge Rancho Cordova)
Other Hobbies/Interests:Current events reading (newspapers and magazines) Learning, some day (I promise!), to play the guitars I have purchased.
Playlist:SiruisXM Coffee House and Spectrum channels
Favorite Movie:Justified (TV show)
Little Known Facts:I grew up on a farm and can drive a tractor.