Welcome to our Bike Friday community and thank you for wanting to learn more about our team. Like most people who find themselves on this page, I love all things bicycle. If it has handle bars, I want to ride it.
My passion for bike riding began when I was a child, and I found that the bicycle would take me into the world to meet it first hand.
To this day, I continue to explore our world on bicycle -- including riding my bike to work along Eugene bike paths and saying "hi" to familiar faces. I value being removed from the confines of cars and media, and able to ride my bike, staying present in my life.
A favorite ride of mine is to pack my backpack and ride mountain trails between Eugene and Bend, Oregon. I sleep under the stars, listen to the forest, and drink from wild water sources.
My passions for life and bicycles are how I found myself at Bike Friday -- a company that sees the beauty and benefit of bicycles in our culture and community.
Before Bike Friday, I was a master mechanic and sales associate at a number of shops in California and Oregon. And before that, after graduating from the University of Oregon, I backpacked through Europe and saw how Europeans incorporate bicycles into their daily lives so much more than in the U.S.
Recently, another amazing travel experience through India and Nepal transformed my life by bringing me face first with the world we live in. Wow! I got profound lessons on how the decisions we make locally have a cause and effect on those across the world in ways that we do not even consider.
It is up to us to make this world a better place for future generations. Bike Friday is a company that is making a difference by getting more people on bicycles who are then able to participate in their world in new and expansive ways.
So if you see me out there, wave me down because I would love to catch up with a fellow cyclist. I’ll be on one of the many bike routes throughout Eugene or in the National Forests biking with my three dogs, one of which I found on such a forest ride.
Let me know how I can help you with your cycling endeavors.