I’m the Lead Engineer for All-City.
I’m also the only Engineer for All-City. So that’s fun.
My formal education is in Mechanical Engineering. In my nearly six years in the bike industry I have designed frames, frame parts, and components (drive-train and cockpit) in carbon, aluminum, and steel for Tri, TT, Road, Track, Cyclocross, and Mountain.
I’ve been with All-City since December, 2010. I design the parts and frameparts (dropouts, seat collar, etc) and frames you see here. I sketch them up. I model them. I do the math. I make sure they work. I make sure they’re pretty. I figure out how to test and evaluate them… and then test and evaluate them. And then, after everything goes into the world and people ride them, I figure out how to improve them or put them to bed for something better.
I dig designing for All-City because I feel like we have our priorities straight. While we draw a lot from tradition, tradition doesn’t limit us in terms of how we define or approach product. Each bike is designed to serve our rider, not to serve a category with some pre-conceived notion of what a certain type of bike should be. We invest in the details that I personally nerd-out on. We invest in solving problems in the way we feel is most appropriate.
Everything has to be clever. Everything has to be beautiful.
I love the products we bring to market because they are the products that I genuinely want for myself and for my friends.
While I love screwing around on trails, I get my kicks bombing around on pavement and at the track. My major extracurricular activities these days revolve around getting together a women’s track team, Koochella, and growing the women’s field at the NSC Velodrome. I love watching bike races.
I’m a native ‘Sconnie. I race track, run my mouth. I love beer and karaoke.