I am one of the few who can say they grew up in Cary, North Carolina. I swam competitively for 14 years, enjoyed riding my mountain bike through local neighborhoods but had no love for running. I ran the 100 meter hurdles in high school because it was the shortest event. Times have changed and over the past 12 seasons of doing triathlons I developed a love for endurance events - half ironman distance and marathons my favorite. I am a late bloomer when it comes to the sport of triathlon - I finally got a triathlon bike in 2011 after 10 years of racing and yes, I noticed quite a difference in my bike splits making me wish I had done it sooner! I am very excited about being on the team this year. It is very motivating to be around such talented athletes. When I am not training I am usually playing with my 11 month old puppy Maverick who is a wrecking ball with fur or making various workouts and nutrition plans for my clients.