Since I was a kid climbing trees in the Mid-West, I have always loved being in sports, outside or on an adventure. Athletics have always been my outlet for being competitive and connecting with the outdoors and nature at the same time. I grew up playing soccer, volleyball and going on family hikes. As an adult I have experienced so many different athletic endeavors including competitive beach volleyball, cycling, adventure & mountain bike racing, running, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and triathlons. I believe that success is feeling passionate about what you do. If you're not bringing a culmination of technical knowledge, life experiences and creativity to the table, you're not thinking of the next big thing!