As a coach, student, and volunteer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I am ambitious when it comes to bridging the gap for inclusion in the cycling community. In my current role at a local non-profit, I specialize in creating a passion for the outdoors, focusing on underserved communities. I enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve gained through the years. I continue doing the work I’m doing because of the connection it gives me to the community. Constantly learning and growing with the community is a gift.

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Main cycling discipline

Mountain bike

Favorite Giant bike?

Revolt Advanced Pro

How did you get into cycling?

I got into cycling because all my XC skier friends were using it as cross-training.

Why is the Black Foxes' mission important to you?

It is essential to normalize Blackness in outdoor spaces and ensure that Blackness is welcomed and not ostracized or scrutinized. I strive to create a safe place for my Black and Brown community.

Where is your favorite place to ride?

Anywhere in Colorado

Podcast or music? What’s on your playlist?

I love music and podcasts. Music > Podcast. I have music from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Kodak Black, Chastity Brown, Gunna, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and many more amazing artists.

If you could choose any person to ride with, living or not living, who would it be?

Marshall Taylor - Because he's a Boss and actively challenged the racial prejudice he encountered on and off the track throughout his life. He was a pioneer role model for other athletes facing racial discrimination.

What would you say to someone just getting into cycling to encourage them?

Ride your bike and see how it feels. Then show your friends its healing powers.

Do you have a favorite cycling tip to share?

Look where you want to go!!

Words you live by

For every dark night, there's a brighter day. - Tupac Shakur