My athletic career started in the pool, swimming with my local summer-league team in Georgia. I swam for a small NCAA D3 college before picking up rowing in graduate school at Clemson University. I quickly fell in love with rowing and ended up moving to Philly to pursue it further. Over time, I found it difficult to manage a growing career with rowing, so I thought I’d give triathlon a shot. I entered my first race in 2009 and haven’t looked back. I’ve had a lot of learning experience since then and I’m looking forward to putting it all together this year, as I begin my first professional season. I currently live in Bethlehem, PA with my husband and two cats.