I started as a member of Vancouver FIT in 2005, the year the Vancouver program was born. Since then I have held both Assistant and Head Coach positions for both the Yellow and Green groups. The personal confidence I gained in training for and completing a marathon through USA FIT, has given me the ability to raise the bar in other athletic endeavors. I completed my first Ironman in 2008 and my second in 2010. I have received and keep current my USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaching certificate. I am certified through CycleOps as a Training with Power instructor, and I continue to teach the fundamentals of proper cycling to both beginners and seasoned cyclists. I received Marathon Manic #3350 in 2010, after completing three marathons within 55 days. I'm always looking for ways to introduce new people to the sport of running and building the running community of Southwest Washington each year. My favorite saying is: "C'mon, it'll be fun!!"