After a successful college career where I won 5 NCAA titles, I became a professional athlete. I competed in 2 Olympics, Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. I competed in 21 World Championships in track, cross country and road, including 5 top 20 finishes at the world cross country and a team bronze medal.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology (Dean's list and Academic All-American). I was also a volunteer assistant coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University.
I hold Level 3 USATF certification, which represents the highest level attainable within the USATF Coaching Education Program. This certification equips coaches with a comprehensive and scientifically grounded foundation, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach tailored to coaching elite athletes. This course included an IAAF (now World Athletics) Academy level qualification. Recognizing me as an internationally qualified coach.
Beyond my coaching roles, I actively contribute to the field of coaching education as a USATF Coaching Education Instructor, spreading knowledge and expertise throughout North America. Additionally, I serve as the chair of USATF Coaching Education, further demonstrating my commitment to advancing coaching excellence.
My coaching journey includes invaluable experiences as an assistant coach at both the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Stanford University. Currently, I am dedicated to coaching the talented athletes of the Run Boulder Athletic Club in Colorado.
In 2021 I was the recipient of the "Terry Crawford Distinguised Female in Coaching" award. In December, 2017 I was awarded the "Level 2 Coaches Rising Star Award" from USATF, USA Track & Field.