My coaching career started in skiing where I coached and instructed at levels ranging from beginners to 13-15 year old FIS ranked athletes. This passion to teach was also a natural progression, as I got more involved in triathlon. I started with triathlon coaching with my old team in Calgary. I helped out in this way for 5 years, as I was racing internationally and going to University. In 2007, I went to study in Boulder Colorado and San Francisco at the International Cycling Institute to become a professional master bike fitter. Upon my graduation, I became Calgary’s top bike fitting expert and held the title as the only dynamic bike fitter (using video, motion capture) in western Canada. In 2008 I got my level 1 FaCT coaching and physiologic testing certification. From 2007-2011 I continued to deliver top-level bike fitting and built a business coaching triathletes. During this time I continued my education and achieved my level three or master level from FaCT while mentoring under Dr. Andrew Sellars of Vernon BC.
-Logged 550 3D/advanced level Dynamic bike fits (and counting).
-Logged 480 physiological biomarker assessments (and counting).
-Coached 94 athletes online (2007-2016) to compete in races from sprint distance to the Ultra Ironman distance and everything in between.
-Coached at 14 World Championship events.
-Technically coached athletes one on one and in a group environment like spin classes, swim sessions both open water and pool, group runs, running gait analysis, bike group rides, time trials, race support, and race prep. I have done this on a weekly repeating schedule for the past 4 years (2010-present).
-Coached skiing for 6 years.
-Instructed skiing for 5 years.
NCCP: Competition Development Triathlon Coach Candidate, Cycling Canada Community Cycling Coach, Level 2 CSCF
CSIA: level 1, level 2
Bike Fitting: Serotta International Cycling Institute (Personal/Custom level bike fitting, Advanced levels in triathlon-road-mountain-foot pedal interface-dynamic bike fitting), Specialized BG Bike Fit Master Level, Guru/F.I.S.T Bike Fit Certified
FaCT/BPE: Level 1, Level 2 (Advanced – respiratory dynamics, fueling, O2 utilization, CO2 production, vector magnitude and coordination), Master Level (hemodynamics, cardiac output, circulatory, intermittent hypoxia training, new theories in sport science)
University of Calgary studied BSc Psychology