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I studied physiology in graduate school but got my Ph.D in bike racing. Prior to becoming a full time coach in 2003, I spent close to 10 years as a research scientist in academics and the biotechnology sector. During that time, I also worked with a sports scientist/coach for 5 years and experienced enormous improvement from a beginner to an elite level cyclist.

What sets me apart from other coaches are the results FasCat athletes have achieved, my coaching experience and the sports science background I bring to the table. All FasCat athlete's benefit from real world applications of sport science.


  • USA Cycling Level 1 (Elite) certified coach
  • US National Women's Road Cycling Team Assistant Sport Directeur
  • Team Coach Priority Health Professional Cycling Team 2006 & 2007 
  • 10 years of racing experience upgrading from Sport & Cat IV to   Semi-Pro & Cat I
  • Member USA Cycling Power Based Education Committee
  • Contributing Writer for PezCyclingNews & VeloNews
  • Scientific and experienced based coaching
  • Ten year biotechnology research career
  • US Patent holder #7202067
  • Graduate study in Physiology:  spinal cord tissue culture studying nerve regeneration
  • Extensive study and research in medical and molecular biology fields
Education
1994: B.S. Biology & Pre-Med, Hampden-Sydney College, VA
1996-1997: Graduate School, Physiology, N.C. State University
Advanced Training Plan Design, USOC, 2003
  • Elite Level Coach Certification, 2006
  • Expert Level Coaches Certification, USA Cycling, 2004
  • USA Cycling Coaches Summit, 2004 & 2006
  • 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006: Additional training at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Research subject in the 2003 & 2004 supplemental O2 study study at the US Olympic Training Center published in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise 

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