Education: BS History Ball State University/ MS in Education.
I have been competing in triathlons for over 25 years, running for over 30 years. I have competed in over 150 triathlons, multiple ironman’s, and other various distance races. I have also completed in at least 100 road races from 5k to marathons. I have been selected to USA triathlon All-American 15 times and Regional All-American 15 times.
In 2006 I was selected to the Best of the US triathlon race in Minnesota. Since 2000 I have won 20 regional triathlons. I have a true love of the sport of triathlon. Over the last 20 years I feel like I have represented not only the city of South Bend, but also the state of Indiana with pride and dignity.
Triathlons have given me the opportunity to go to many beautiful places and meet many great individuals. I have been coaching multisport athletes since 2005 and working as an entry-level running coach since 1995.
I have been teaching for the South Bend Community School Corporation for over 15 years. My classroom is housed at the Juvenile Justice Center. I currently am a certified running coach Level I USTAF Certification, and Level I USAT Certification triathlon coach.