You could say I was destined to ride bikes and work in a bike shop. My first experience on my bike was on my family farm in Audubon, MN when I was around 5. I had just figured out how to take the training wheels off of my 20” huffy bike with a banana seat and high rise handle bars. I made this cool circuit loop in our yard and chased my Samoyed Husky, Jennifer, around. I pretended I was Ponch from C.H.I.P.S. (the original show) and Jennifer was the bad guy and we were on a high speed chase through our tree grove!
I’ve been in the bike industry since I was 10 years old. I worked for my dad at the Cyclery and Ski in Detroit Lakes and then at Island Park Cycles in Fargo before taking an 8 year break from bikes. I got married, earned a degree in Music Education at MSUM, taught music in Barnesville and had a couple of kids, Nyah (8) and Bridger (4). Bicycles, however, were never very far away, so I made a comeback to the industry and have landed back home working with Tom and the crew at GNBC.
On the rare occasion you can’t find me at work I’m either with my family riding bike, riding bike, playing music somewhere or sleeping (dreaming about bike rides)! Every now and then I may take a vacation to go camping, hiking and climbing or simply to go on another bike ride. Whatever the case may be it’s always an adventure!