I'm originally from Chesapeake, VA and I've lived in NC since 2007. I swam competitively until college and decided swimming was no longer fun for me. I started running in 2009 after spectating a half marathon and I was incredibly motivated watching everyone finish the race. Around that time, I rediscovered my love for swimming in an effort to cross train. In 2010, I purchased a road bike and signed up for my first sprint triathlon. Since then, I've worked my way up to a full Ironman. I've also taken time off to have two wonderful daughters along the way. My goals for 2018 are Santa Rosa 70.3 and Ironman Arizona. Although, I think I really enjoy the sprint distance race most of all.