About ME

 

Originally a runner, I found cycling as a year-round commuter while a student at the University of Wisonsin-Madison (BFA in Studio Art - metalsmithing, glassworking and textile design).  I was introduced to racing when I randomly won a WORS series entry - my second mountain bike ride was my first race!

Since 2010, my husband and I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina, and I began racing at the professional level in mountain bike, road, and cyclocross.  Career highlights include competing in the 2011 UCI MTB World Cups at Mont-Sainte-Anne and Windham as a member of the US National Team and earning six UCI cyclocross podiums.  I am also the current USA Singlespeed Mountain Bike National Champion.

Over these years, while off the bike, I have also gained a considerable amount of accounting and administrative experience from running a small business and assisting many others both independently and in the CPA firm environment.  My technical experience is complemented by my background in hospitality, customer service, and all aspects of bicycle industry and jewelry retail.

I've enjoyed these experiences so much that I started my own business - Lead Out Services - with the intention to support my small business and cycling clients to better achieve their goals (A "lead out" in cycling involves a tactic where a teammate delivers the sprinter to the finish line).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
photo: Chris Merriam

photo: Chris Merriam