I rode bikes a lot as a kid. I had a blue Schwinn with
a sparkle blue banana seat and I also rode my brother’s BMX bike. When
I was 11, I got my first mountain bike and rode that for a little while.
When I was 12, I moved from British Columbia to TucsonArizona and sold
my Mountain Bike, since there wasn’t anywhere for me to ride, so I
thought. I was 21 before I rode a bike again and I fell in love with
it. The place I thought had nowhere to ride has some of the sweetest
and gnarliest trails out there.
Strongest qualities as a racer: I have the mental capabilities to ride
the rough, rocky sections fast, hit all the big jumps smooth and pedal
Goals as a racer: My goals are to be National Champ, World Cup Champ and World Champ. I am in it to win it.
Goals in life: Continuously being a better rider, whether it is dirt
jumping, Downhill or cross country. In the near future I will be an in
demand Better Ride coach, teaching people riding technique. Always being
there for my husband, dog and in the future, my children.
Influences: There are many people who influence me and it is really
hard to pinpoint one, but I would have to say Lisa Myklak. When I first
started racing I would look at the Pro women results and her name would
stick out. I always compared my times to her. When I started racing
pro, she was amazing to ride with and learn from, not to mention the
great battles we have. She is a real rider who has the confidence to
ride everything to the fullest. She is also an exceptional dirt jumper,
which is another big influence for me.
Outside of racing: About 4 years ago I fell in love with Dirt Bikes. I
would say that off-road riding is my favorite, but Track riding is still
tons of fun.
Dirt jumping is another favorite of mine. I have not learned any tricks
yet, but someday I will learn that tailwhip that I have dreamed of for
Achievements: 19th 2006 World Championships
2 x MSC Gravity Series Champ
2 x Crankworx DH Champ
2 x 12 hr DH Champ