Nickname:

The Beast

Bike's name:

The Beauty

Where did you grow up?

Vancouver, WA

First triathlon:

Luna All Women's Tri

Why did you get into triathlon?

My mom. She taught me to swim, bought me my first tri bike, and coached me during track season. We use to do this 10 mile time trial course with a local cycling club and I feel in love with cycling (and passing people). My mom is a total badass, feisty and strong, and showed me by example that anything was possible.

Goal for 2017:

Worlds 70.3 Championships.

Favorite Quote:

"Butts." -Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers

Strange race habits or rituals?

Going caffeine free the week leading up to a big race. Makes the race morning coffee that much jolt-ier. 

Favorite food:

Chocolate covered pretzels. Really, anything covered in chocolate. 

Coffee or Tea: 

Coffee. 

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

Dog named anything over a cat. Dogs for the win!

If you could spend one day with anyone (dead or living) who would it be?

I would take Nikola Tesla to a park to feed the pigeons. He was a crazy, gifted, impossibly intelligent person who apparently also had a soft spot for feathery friends. 

What does #BeAVixxen mean to you?

Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone while being supported the whole way. 

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

I won our school's geography bee in middle school. #NerdAlert