Biography

Off-the-bike hobbies: I like to geek out on fitness technology and trends. I coach general fitness, strength, and cycling!

Words to live by: As long as I breathe, I attack - Eddie Mercx

What got me into cycling: Swimming got me into triathlon. Tri's got me into cycling. Now I live for the thrill of speed, wind in my face, game day tactics, and winning.

Top lifetime accomplishments: member of Willamette University's Athletic Hall of Fame - swimming. 2 time Ironman. All of my podium finishes at Master's National Championships

Cycling accomplishments: 2014 2nd place Master National championships (crit)

Day job: Partner- 17th Street Athletic Club - coaching Indoor cycling, group strength, trx. Personal Trainer. Endurance athletics coach. Owner of AxellFitnessWorks

Where I grew up: Salem, OR

What got me into racing: After completing two Ironman Triathlons, (Coeur d'Alene and Madison), I wanted to go fast on the bike. Soon, I found myself on a team ride with Team Roaring Mouse, and talked into my first road race, Dunnigan Hills(2007). I had no idea what I was doing, but placed 2nd in that first race, and I was hooked! The history and lore of cycling keeps me captivated, and yearning to learn more, do more, achieve more.

My cycling hero(s): Ina Teutenberg, Marianne Vos (like a boss!), Giana Roberge

Music that gets me going before a race: any one of my current favorite mashups found on my spin mixes. Usually something with Tiesto, Avicii, or Trailerhead and my old standby

Favorite post-race food: tacos, burritos and horchata

Number of years with the team: this is my 3rd

Favorite ride: Kings Ridge, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Chileno Valley Loop, Alpine Dam, and Grizzly Peak Century routes to name a few. Seriously, they are all amazing.

Favorite way to consume Cold Beverages: ice cold

Best team moment: Memorial Day Crit 2015 - Planning and executing a perfect Crit at our team race! Joanna and I rode the break nearly lapping the field, and Mary Ellen wins the field sprint for 3rd. Proud of all the MM women dedication to team!

Race Results

DateRaceRace CategoryPlacing

2017

07/15/17 RPP Hobby Lakeport Criterium W1-3 2nd
06/25/17 Burlingame Criterium W1-3 2nd
06/11/17 Loyalton Time Trial W35+ 1st
06/10/17 Mighty Tour de Nez Criterium W1-3 7th
06/03/17 Pescadero Road Race W35+ 4th
05/13/17 NCNCA Masters Road Race Championships W35+ 2nd
05/07/17 Redlands Downtown Criterium W1-3 5th
04/29/17 Cat's Hill Criterium W1-3 6th
04/23/17 Sea Otter Circuit W1/2 14th
04/02/17 Michelob Ultra Sequoia Cycling Classic W1-3 10th
04/01/17 OTF Ventana Circuit Race W1-3 8th
03/26/17 Tempus Fugit Time Trial W1/2 1st
03/12/17 Bariani Road Race W1/2 15th
03/11/17 Land Park Criterium W1-3 6th
03/04/17 Snelling Road Race W1/2 7th
02/26/17 Chico Stage Race TT W1/2 9th
02/26/17 Chico Stage Race Criterium W1/2 17th
02/26/17 Chico Stage Race GC W1/2 24th
02/25/17 Chico Stage Race RR W1/2 36th
02/24/17 Chico Stage Race Thunderhill Circuit W1/2 28th

2016

08/14/16 Suisun Harbor Criterium W1-3 -
07/30/16 San Rafael Sunset Criterium W1-3 8th
07/24/16 Red Kite Omnium Event #11 - The Bump Circuit W1-3 7th
07/04/16 Davis Fourth Of July Criterium W1-3 12th
06/26/16 Burlingame Criterium W1-3 2nd
06/12/16 Tulsa Tough Criterium 1 -
06/11/16 Tulsa Tough Criterium W1/2 28th
06/10/16 Tulsa Tough Criterium W1/2 25th
06/05/16 Lodi Cyclefest Criterium P/1/2 3rd
06/04/16 Dash for Cash Criterium W1-3 3rd
05/27/16 Masters Road Nationals ITT W35+ 15th
05/26/16 Masters Road Nationals Criterium 1 2nd
05/25/16 Masters Road Nationals Road Race 1 11th
05/01/16 Golden State Race Series p/b Rio Strada Racing: Circuit W1-3 3rd
04/30/16 Golden State Race Series p/b Rio Strada Racing: Criterium W1-3 3rd
04/24/16 Wente Vineyards Road Race W1/2 18th
04/10/16 TEA Solar Cycling Classic W35+ 1st
04/10/16 TEA Solar Cycling Classic W1/2 4th
04/09/16 Turlock Lake Road Race W1/2 7th
03/20/16 Santa Cruz Classic Criterium XLVII - VP#8 W1-3 18th
03/13/16 Bariani Road Race W1-3 -
03/06/16 Madera Stage Race GC W1/2 4th
03/06/16 Madera Stage Race Road Race W1/2 4th
03/05/16 Madera Stage Race Criterium W1/2 1st
03/05/16 Madera Stage Race Time Trial W1/2 4th
02/28/16 Chico Stage Race Time Trial W1-3 24th
02/28/16 Chico Stage Race Criterium W1-3 15th
02/27/16 Chico Stage Race Paskenta Road Race W1-3 37th
02/26/16 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Thunderhill W1-3 27th
02/20/16 Snelling Road Race W1/2 12th
02/07/16 Red Kite Omnium - The Bump Circuit Race W1-3 7th

2015

09/20/15 11th Annual Oakland Grand Prix W1-3 1st
09/11/15 Masters Road Nationals Crit W35+ 2nd
09/08/15 Masters Road Nationals ITT W35+ 3rd
09/06/15 Red Kite Omnium Finale - Red Kite Omnium Championship Weekend (Day 2) W35+ 2nd
09/05/15 Red Kite Omnium Finale - Red Kite Omnium Championship Weekend (Day 1) W1-3 3rd
08/30/15 Vacaville Gran Prix W1-3 2nd
08/29/15 Winters Road Race W1/2 -
08/23/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #13 - Tempus Fugit Individual TT (Summer) presented by Endless Cycles of Castro Valley W1/2 3rd
08/16/15 Suisun Harbor Criterium W1/2 9th
08/09/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #12 - Red Kite Criterium (August) W1-3 2nd
07/26/15 Cascade Cycling Classic: S5 Circuit W1/2 48th
07/26/15 Cascade Cycling Classic *GC* W1/2 48th
07/25/15 Cascade Cycling Classic: S4 Crit W1/2 15th
07/24/15 Cascade Cycling Classic: S3 RR W1/2 56th
07/23/15 Cascade Cycling Classic: S2 TT W1/2 46th
07/22/15 Cascade Cycling Classic: S1 RR W1/2 53rd
07/12/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #9 - Red Kite Criterium (July) W1-3 12th
07/11/15 Sattley TT (NCNCA TT Championships) W35+ 1st
07/04/15 Davis Bike Club Fourth of July Criterium W1/2 5th
06/28/15 Burlingame Criterium W1-3 5th
06/20/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #8 - Tri-Valley Criterium Classic W1-3 7th
06/14/15 Tulsa Tough: River Parks Crit W1/2 -
06/13/15 Tulsa Tough: Brady Arts District Crit W1/2 32nd
06/12/15 Tulsa Tough: Blue Dome Crit W1/2 16th
06/07/15 Lodi Cyclefest W1-3 9th
06/06/15 Pescadero Coastal Classic W1/2 -
05/31/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #7 - The Bump Circuit Race (Spring) W1-3 8th
05/30/15 ICCC Dash for Cash W1-3 7th
05/25/15 Memorial Day Criterium W1-3 2nd
05/03/15 Golden State Race Series - Day 2: Circuit Race W1-3 1st
05/02/15 Mike's Bikes Cat's Hill Classic W1-3 -
04/19/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #4 - Red Kite Criterium (April) W1-3 3rd
04/12/15 Topsport Stage Race - Copper Town Circuit Race W1/2 4th
04/12/15 Topsport Stage Race *GC* W1/2 3rd
04/11/15 Topsport Stage Race - Woodward Reservoir RR W1/2 3rd
03/29/15 Santa Cruz Classic Criterium XLVI W1-3 5th
03/28/15 Turlock Lake Road Race W35+ 3rd
03/22/15 Red Kite Omnium Event #3 - Tempus Fugit Individual TT (Spring) 1 4th
03/08/15 Madera Stage Race - Stage 4: Daulton Road Race 1 11th
03/08/15 Madera Stage Race *GC* 1 7th
03/07/15 Madera Stage Race - Stage 2: Madera Criterium 1 3rd
03/07/15 Madera Stage Race - Stage 3: Sharon Time Trial 1 8th
03/01/15 Chico Stage Race - Stage 4: Steve Harrison Memorial Criterium 1 30th
03/01/15 Chico Stage Race - Stage 3: River Road Time Trial 1 22nd
03/01/15 Chico Stage Race *GC* 1 18th
02/28/15 Chico Stage Race - Stage 2: Paskenta Hills Road Race 1 30th
02/27/15 Chico Stage Race - Stage 1: Thunderhill Circuit Race 1 30th
02/15/15 Valley of the Sun Stage Race *GC* 1 24th
02/15/15 Valley of the Sun Stage Race: Criterium 1 12th
02/14/15 Valley of the Sun Stage Race: Road Race 1 37th
02/13/15 Valley of the Sun Stage Race: Time Trial 1 25th

Race Reports

RaceTitleRace Category
Tulsa Tough: Blue Dome Crit Race Recap: Tulsa Tough Omnium June 12-14, 2015 W1/2
Golden State Race Series - Day 2: Circuit Race Race Report: Golden State Race Series - circuit race W1-3