STRENGTH THROUGH ADVERSITY
I'm a wife, mother, and Physical Therapist based in Western New York. My journey into the world of triathlon and endurance sports coaching is driven by my passion for guiding and inspiring others. I thrive on helping individuals achieve their athletic aspirations and experience the profound personal growth that often accompanies triathlon and endurance sports.
My own path to triathlon started later in life. It all began when I was 13, using running as a way to lose weight and boost my self-esteem. Back then, running 400 meters felt like an achievement. However, I persevered and continued to run through high school, competing in track and cross country. I even made it to the National Junior Olympics twice for the 3000-meter event. My love for running persisted, leading me to compete in collegiate cross country and indoor/outdoor track at Lock Haven University.
After earning my Master's in Physical Therapy from Gannon University, I added 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and marathons to my running repertoire. One of my proudest moments was qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon in 2008. Unfortunately, injuries prompted me to reevaluate my marathon running journey, leaving me emotionally shattered.
During my hiatus from running and with the unwavering support of my husband, I embraced triathlon as a new challenge. Armed with a road bike and self-taught swimming skills (I learned to swim at the age of 38), I fell in love with these sports. After healing and regaining my running stride, I completed my first sprint triathlon, marking the beginning of an enduring love affair.
From age 38 onward, I wholeheartedly immersed myself in endurance sports, spending over a decade learning, growing, and developing a deep passion for training and competing in triathlons. With each passing year, I became stronger and continued to expand my knowledge.
As a goal-driven, energetic athlete with a profound love for triathlons, I have a wealth of experience to share as a coach. I'm committed to continuous learning and growth, both for myself and the athletes I coach. My dedication to serving and assisting others in my role as a Physical Therapist has now extended to coaching, a path I truly believe I'm meant to follow. Let me be your guide in reaching your goals.
Together, we've got this!
Celebrating a journey marked by dedication and determination, my achievements in the world of triathlons and endurance sports reflect the same unwavering commitment I bring to coaching, where I'm driven to help you reach your own extraordinary milestones
BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFIER
ALL-AMERICAN TRIATHLETE STATUS
2019 | 2021 | 2022
TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE "DISTINGUISHED TRIATHLETE"
ITU TRIATHLON AGE GROUP WORLDS, OLYMPIC DISTANCE
2020 | 2023
IRONMAN WORLDS 70.3
2021 | 2022 | 2023
IRONMAN WORLDS 140.6