As an athlete and as a coach, my approach has always been simple – focus on the process, put in the work and you will see the results. By paying attention to the details and training and racing in an intelligent and not just aggressive manner, gains will be made and success will be realized. I have applied this approach to myself as an athlete over the years and have been able to train and race at a very high level. I have competed and placed at Regional, National and World Championship events for the Sprint, Olympic and 70.3 distances. USAT All-American for 6 consecutive years and USAT Top Age Group athlete in Florida for 4 consecutive years. In 2015, I won USATF titles in Florida for the 10K and a National Masters Championship in the 5000M as well as a runner up finish in the 1500M. I claimed another National Championship by winning my age group and overall Masters titles at the USAT Age Group National Championships in the Sprint Distance race. Been member of Team USA and have held Florida age group state records for open 5K, 10K and 13.1 distance runs. Working as a full time multi-sport coach for the past several years I have worked with athletes of varying ages and abilities – from first timers to elites – and have had great success preparing people for all levels and distances of competition. I focus on creating fitter, faster and smarter athletes by addressing individual needs, identifying limiters and turning them into strengths.
First, you aren’t just another “training plan” or another “race entry”. Second, there isn’t a cookie-cutter training regime that will adapt to your busy, demanding lifestyle. Finally, a unique finely tuned endurance machine fills your cycling and running shoes, which need to be understood. I’ll be with you every step of the way, engineering a personal triathlon-training plan around your life and race plan.
My mission is not only to enhance your strengths but also to determine your limiting factors. A smarter athlete will always overcome unforeseen challenges presented on race day. I’ll never stop learning and pushing triathlon beyond all limits and I hope to instill TribePride into every athlete I encounter. Having worked my way into the ranks of the professional field in only 5 years, I know my hard work and knowledge base is proven. The bottom line is; I believe with the right mind and healthy body, I can make you the best version of YOU possible.
My approach to achieving success is a disciplined commitment to consistent hard work and learning to understand one’s own definition of success. I have learned to apply these ideas to myself as an athlete, as a coach, and in life decisions.
I have coached and competed at very high levels and I have been conscientious to learn and reflect each step of the way. I have competed as:
- 2012 Olympic Trials, 3K Steeplechase – automatic finals qualifier and Olympic standard athlete
- US Pan American Games athlete – 4th place amongst 41 countries, Mexico
- Represented the USA in Cross-Country competition, Spain
- 9x USA National Championships qualifier (7 track & field, 2 cross-country)
- Professionally sponsored athlete by Saucony and PowerBar
- USATF World Junior National Cross-Country coach, Scotland
- USATF Women’s National Coach, Pan American Cross-Country Cup, Colombia
- Full-scholarship athlete, University of Florida
- 13x state-champion in Cross-Country / Track & Field while at Bishop Kenny high school
I have coached individuals, middle and high-school teams, and collegiate teams (Duke, UCF, Butler, Oklahoma State). While I did the 400m and pole vault in high school, as well as the short and long hurdles, I have focused more intensely on the 800m, 1500m, mile, 3K, 3K Steeplechase and 5K. I have competed in 10Ks and longer on the roads.I also work summer running camps (Brevard, Blue Ridge, FIRST Furman, Begley XC). I am ready to talk with you about your ideas and goals!
I’m a USAT Certified Level 1 Coach, as well as a USMS Certified Level I & II Coach. I also have coaching certifications from RRCA and USATF. I have been racing since 2009 and completed numerous marathons, an ironman, and many distances in between.
My coaching philosophy is simple: I want athletes to work hard and have fun. Often times we are so focused on the end result that we don’t take the time to enjoy the journey. And that’s a big part of it! I encourage my athletes to engage in training that makes them feel good and helps them get closer to their goals, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive! I love working with new athletes and those looking to gain more experience.
Juggling work and family, I understand the needs of those who may also require some creative scheduling and guidance on the way to their athletic goals. I hope to help you reach yours!