To the Chico Tri Club Family:

I have passionately served as a member of the CTC Board of Directors for the past 8 years. During my tenure, my commitment to a plethora of committees have held my attention, including vice president, membership, retention, marketing, merchandise, organized volunteers, and sponsorship. I love encouraging all members especially those that are new to the sport. That’s probably how I got my nickname the CTC Cheerleader!

I love my CTC family, the comradery, and the lifestyle. I enjoy setting goals and meeting the challenges of training and competing in a race. I entered my first triathlon 8 years ago. During that time, I have placed in my age group, finished dead last, been disqualified, and experienced the dreaded DNF. Swimming was particularly challenging, as I did not learn to swim until I was an adult. As a child, I occasionally road my bike and ran. My first competition was a sprint triathlon, City of Gold in Oroville, which I embraced whole heartedly, even though I had very little training. While in the water, I suffered a panic attack and pulled my wetsuit half way down to my waist. But that being said I did finish the race and signed up for many more. Since that time, I have embraced this challenge, gained strength, and improved of my stroke. As a result, I completed my first IRONMAN in Arizona 2015, which was a DNF, 55 seconds shy of the swim cut off. I was devastated but signed up the very next morning for the following year. My second attempt in 2016 I finished the whole 140.6 miles!!! The support, expertise, suggestions and passion I have received from my CTC family has been immeasurable! I couldn’t have done it without all you!

I respectfully request your support in allowing me to serve another term on the CTC Board of Directors, as I continue to encourage others, give back to the club, community and live this amazing life of a Triathlete!!!