Nickname:

Jess

Bike's name:

William (named after my first triathlon coach).

Where did you grow up?

Whitefish Bay, WI.

Children/Dogs?

Hunter, Golden Retriever, 14 years 11 months.

First triathlon:

Danskin Women's Triathlon in 2003.

Why did you get into triathlon?

My friend and her mom were racing a sprint triathlon, so I raced too. I didn't think much about it other than thinking it was something I could do.

Goal for 2017:

Qualify for Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

Favorite Quote:

In running there is no off-season because running isn't just a sport, its a lifestyle.

Favorite food:

Mac and cheese.

Coffee or Tea: 

Neither.

Would you rather be a dog named killer or a cat named fluffy?

Dog named killer.

What does #BeAVixxen mean to you?

#BeAVixxen means accepting challenges, pushing your limits, striving for excellence, and never giving up on your dreams.

One thing that most people don't know about you?

I was the youngest female to race Ironman Wisconsin in 2008.