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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What is the main cycling discipline you ride/race?

Mountain bike

Favorite Liv or Giant bike?

The Giant Revolt Advanced Pro

How did you get into cycling?

I got into cycling because all of 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

You’re on a road trip to your favorite riding spot. Are you listening to a podcast or music? What’s on your playlist?

I love music and podcast - 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 a person to ride with (anywhere in the world, 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 a non-cyclist or someone who is just getting into the sport 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