My career has been a diverse one. From newspaper journalism to communication management, marketing and PR, I have worn many different hats. Here you’ll find some clips from my work as a journalist.
I started off as a newspaper reporter, working in newsrooms where the coffee was always burned and the clocks running out of time. From there, I dabbled in radio, publishing, podcasts and, of course, digital media.
I stumbled into sports journalism when I became an elite athlete myself and discovered a gross lack in women’s sports coverage. Fast forward several exciting years and I am now widely recognized as a leading voice and expert on women's cycling. I was a founding editor of Ella CyclingTips (where you can still find hundreds of my articles) and have covered the world's biggest events including the Women's WorldTour, the World Championships and the Olympics. I’ve also worked behind the scenes for the UCI, live tweeting races like the Tour of California and conducting pre- and post-race interviews for the highlight videos. I’ve appeared on podcasts, provided live race commentary and contributed to several books.
Prior to my career in cycling journalism, I worked as the Communications Director at the nation’s largest bike advocacy non-profit, Cascade Bicycle Club. At Cascade I managed all marketing and communications needs including the organization’s website, print publications, blog, e-newsletters, event materials, social media and more.
Before Cascade, I was the lead reporter, editor and photographer at The Ballard News-Tribune; worked in communications at Greenpeace International; produced radio shows for Yin Radio; and freelanced for various publications world-wide.
Cycling delivered my dreams: How the bike earned me a medal at PyeongChang
Van der Poel, undone: Van Aert wins cyclocross worlds
Tears of Joy: Sanne Cant wins the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships
The White Line is Calling: An end to the year without Marianne Vos
Podcast: Genevieve Jeanson on making peace with a tainted past
Paving the way for transgender cyclists: The story of Jillian Bearden
Mud, strippers and Sven Nys: Portland’s wild singlespeed CX world championships
The Road Book 2018, a beautiful compilation of photos and stories of the 2018 road season.
VeloNews Magazine. Breakaway specialist van der Breggen is key to success for Boels. June 2018.
VeloNews Magazine. Skylar Schneider eyes national title, European success with Boels-Dolmans. June 2018.
Cyclephotos’ CX Coffee Table Book 2017/18
The Road Book 2017, a beautiful compilation of photos and stories of the 2018 road season.
Cyclephotos’ CX Coffee Table Book 2016/17
Bicycling Magazine. This Couple Left Everything Behind to Go on the Criterium Adventure of a Lifetime. May 2016.
PassageMaker Magazine. Cruising with two wheels. February 2016.
The Cascade Courier: Dozens of articles featured between July 1, 2013 and May 1, 2015.
Nordic Heritage Museum‘s Nordic Kulture. January 2014. Bicycling in Nordic Countries: the best view is from two wheels.
Law enforcement and judiciary still in the dark about Vulnerable User Law. Cascade Bike Blog. February 2014
Young couple on a budget builds Ballard's first zero-energy house. The Ballard News-Tribune. May 2011.
Liquor Board's 'emergency rules' put craft distilleries in a tight spot. The Ballard News-Tribune. December 2011.
The Ballard bikes vs freight debate. The Ballard News-Tribune. July 2011.
ONGOING: OAC sold, Lifetime memberships dissolved. Ballard News-Tribune. December 2011.
City legalizes medical marijuana co-ops, Ballard dispensary breathes a sigh of relief. The Ballard News-Tribune. July 2011.
Ten years later: Donna O’Steen’s family continues to look for answers. The Ballard News-Tribune. November 2011.
Advice and opinion
10 ways to make sure someone won’t ride with you ever again. Ella CyclingTips. March 2016.
Opinion: podium boys are no better than podium girls. Ella CyclingTips. March 2016.
What you need to know about riding with “the boys”. Ella CyclingTips. September 1, 2015.
An open letter to Oleg Tinkov. Ella CyclingTips. September 2015
How To: Ride with less stress during *that time* of the month. Ella CyclingTips and the Cascade Courier. 2015
Women Bike: Advice Column. Cascade Courier. 2015.