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I grew up in a small farm town called Pierz, MN. I have 3 younger sisters and best friends: Kaley, Kaitlyn and Kaari, perfect for a relay team! My entire family is made up of coaches: Both my parents, grandparents, aunts, brother-in-law and sister, I guess you can say it is in our blood. I remember when I was a little kid going to the All Comers meets with my family or to the track with my grandpa Poppie to practice the hurdles, what fun memories! In high school I competed in Tennis, Dance, Track & Field and an occasional Cross Country meet (our school was so small that they needed extra people to fill out the team!). In track I was a hurdler and jumper. I was 3 time MVP in track and 2 time MVD (yes that is Most Valuable Dancer) on the dance team:) I didn't find my love for distance running until I became a Cobber at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. After competing in the heptathlon my freshman year, one of the upperclassman told me I was a "distance runner in denial". I decided to join cross country my sophomore year and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I love cross, it is such a fun family atmosphere, so when I had the chance to coach after college, I was obviously excited to pass on the love of the sport. I was fortunate enough to coach in Becker with my Aunt Tricia in 2005 and in Minnetonka with my Aunt Jane in 2009/2010 both CC and Track. I am so excited to be back again this year!
After the 2010 track season, I went back to school for my Master's degree and now work as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Park Nicollet Clinic in Champlin. I have great co-workers and patients. I am married to a fabulous guy named Tyler. In our spare time we like to do road races and triathlons. Last year we did the Ironman in Madison, WI. What an amazing Experience! We love to travel and are always planning our next adventure:)
Becker High School - Assistant Cross Country Coach 2005
Minnetonka High School - Assistant Cross Country Coach 2009
Assistant Track Coach 2010