A Physical Therapist by trade, Ann began Mountain bike riding in the hills of Marin county in 1984. This was due to her friend Phil's overwhelming generosity who rallied Ann's friends and family to buy her a Mountian bike so that she could ditch her Mom's oversized 10 speed and ride the trails.
After 10 years of blood, sweat and many tears learning to ride with her friends, Ann finally got the nerve up to race. While in P.T. school, at the ripe old age of 29, another friend coerced Ann into racing. She won the first Mountain bike race she entered in the foothills of Boulder Colorado in 1994.
Ann turned Pro in 1996 and garnered impressive results immediately on the national circuit to earn her a berth on the US Mountain Bike Championship Team. She would earn a spot for Worlds each year thereafter through 2000. Most impressive, in 2000 Ann would be one of three women to qualify and compete at the Sydney Olympics. Ann was ranked 2nd in the National series for Cross Country and National Champion for Shortrack as well that same year.
Despite Ann's impressive accomplishments, she never gained the much coveted and rare support of a salaried contract. While her toughest competitors had their way paid, Ann worked in between races. Her background as a Physical Therapist, realistic attitude and unwavering work ethic are what make her a fantastic coach. She understands first hand what it takes to win as well as what it takes to balance training and all of life's other distractions.
M.S. degree in Physical Therapy. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
B.A. degree in Movement Education. Dominican College, San Rafael, CA.
Certified Elite level Cycling Coach from USA Cycling
- U.S. OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM 2000 - 16th place
- U.S. Mountain Bike Championship Team 1996-2000
- 2000 NORBA National Short Track champion
- 2000 NORBA National Mountain Bike Series (cross country) - 2nd Overall
- 2000 World Cup ranking - 15th Overall
- 1999 NORBA National Mountain Bike Series - 3rd Overall
"Ann played a major role in making sure that I am not only a fit athlete but a well rounded, healthy
athlete. I think that is the most important aspect of this sport. Because Ann is a successful athlete herself, she knows so much about the sport and how to get the most out of it." - Matt Beaton - Tokyo Joe's