Tell us about yourself:
I am a CPA, currently recovering from 10 tax seasons and now working in the healthcare industry for Piedmont Healthcare. I live with my boyfriend, Cam, just off Marietta Square. We are the parents of two rescued furbabies – Kaplan and Beckham, both long-haired Dachshunds. When I’m not working (I do that a lot, sadly), I’m either playing with my dogs, riding my bike, or taking/editing pictures! Photography is something I’ve always wanted to become good at, so I took the plunge recently and bought my first DSLR.
Do you do Road, Mountain, or Cyclocross?
Right now, I only ride road. I aspire to race cyclocross but just haven’t made it there yet.
Types of bike you ride?
My road bike has a great name – Stella, A Road Bike Named Desire. Stella is a 2015 Specialized Ruby Comp, full carbon, in matte charcoal, hot pink, and white. I’m also the girl with the “weird saddle” from Infinity Bike Seat.
Favorite place to ride:
The area around my house is a great place to ride. I’m a very short distance from Kennesaw Mountain, the Noonday Trail, and Marietta Square. Riding around my neighborhood is also a great workout – we have a ton of short, steep hills. Perfect for improving those climbing skills!
My dream ride:
I have a goal of doing some extended road rides in Switzerland, hopefully in the next couple of years. My beau spent a lot of time riding there and I’m super excited to experience that with him one of these days.
Biggest accomplishment on my bike:
I completed my 1st metric century this July! My cycling besties (Emily, Liz, and Jeff) and I did the Half Ironman loop out of Chattanooga, with a few miles down the Riverwalk added to round out the metric. We had perfect weather, a great support system, and accomplished an amazing goal together!
Why I love Sorella:
I’ve met some incredible women who share a passion for cycling, health, and encouraging other women to join this sport. I may not get to join in as many rides as I’d like (thank you crazy work hours!) but when I do, I have a blast, feel supported & motivated, and love showing off our beautiful kit!