I'm a SoCal girl living in the traditional territory of the Núu-agha-tuvu-pu (Ute) and Tséstho'e (Cheyenne) in Colorado. My background is in geology, guiding in the outdoors, and being a top-tier soigneur for Thee Abundance Project. Being able to mesh my knowledge of the earth with my passion for being active outside is my mission. I share my experience and knowledge in outdoor recreation to make it less intimidating and more accessible to underrepresented and underprivileged folks.

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What is the main cycling discipline you ride/race?

Road and Gravel

Favorite Liv or Giant bike?

The Liv Devote

How did you get into cycling?

I started riding at 4 years old, but I didn't ride consistently. It wasn't until I started commuting on a road bike in college that I got interested in riding more for the adventure and socializing with friends.

Why is the Black Foxes' mission important to you?

I grew up with little desire to venture outdoors primarily because my Black elders found it to be unsafe and unlikely for Black folks. I want to share my experiences and guidance in cycling so that future generations of BIPOC will see our participation in the outdoors as normal and essential to our well-being.

Where is your favorite place to ride?

Santa Barbara, CA, roads and Southern Utah groads

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

For a long drive, I'm listening to podcasts like RadioLab and Risk! because I love an awe-inspiring, edgy story. For a short drive, I'm listening to easy-going sounds by Tycho and Khruangbin, or turning up to Cactus Jack and the Get Turnt playlist on Spotify.

If you could choose a person to ride with (anywhere in the world, living or not living), who would it be and why?

I would ride with Harriet Tubman because she would obviously be a force for BIPOC in the sport and I have a feeling she could scout some killer routes.

What would you say to a non-cyclist or someone who is just getting into the sport to encourage them?

Don't allow the mainstream cycling culture to intimidate you or dictate what makes you a "cyclist". Wear what you're comfortable in. Go your own pace. Ride in whatever way makes you feel free and empowered.

Do you have a favorite cycling tip to share?

Nutrition is key! Hydrate before your thirsty and eat before your hungry.

Words you live by...

To Be a Rock and Not to Roll.