Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Grand View University
Master's in Public Health, Des Moines University
USA Triathlon Coach, Level 1
US Masters Swimming Coach, Level2
How did you get started with triathlon?
"My journey to triathlon began at an early age through my participation in competitive swimming and running. Excelling at both sports, my dad encouraged me to enter a local IronKids Triathlon race at the age of 12. The race was the hardest thing I had ever completed, demanding me to push past my physical limits resulting in tears and vomit. I loved it, I was hooked! The complexity of the sport intrigued me then, and my passion for the sport continues to this day."
Favorite exercise and/or workout style
"A hard brick session where you alternate between cycling and running. There is a unique feeling that occurs in your leg muscles when you quickly alternate between the two sports!"
"Hard work is necessary in order to attain success in all aspects of life. Nothing comes to you without putting in the work, dreams do not materialize but through consistent action. My mission is to create athletes who become their best self, realize their potential, and achieve their multisport dreams."
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt