I grew up in Minnesota where I discovered bike racing while attending Art School. It wasn't long before I was riding my bike more than I was going to class. I moved out to Norcal in 2001 chasing the dream of riding bikes. I spent the next couple of years overtraining and underfeeding myself until I couldn't ride or race anymore. After a few forced years off the bike, I returned in 2007 with informed training methods. I am one of the founding members of the team.