2017 Ambassador Team
The Venus de Miles Ambassadors are women just like you. They are healthy, they are active, they are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, they are always on the go, and they are passionate! Their enthusiasm for Venus is rooted in the personal challenge it presents, but also in the opportunity to encourage other women to achieve their goals while supporting Greenhouse Scholars.
Our Ambassadors help us to expand our supporter base so that Greenhouse Scholars can fulfill its mission of supporting exceptional students from Colorado who are creating change in communities at home and across the globe. Ambassadors are spreading the word, hosting events, and fundraising.
We hope you'll attend some of the events hosted by Ambassadors leading up to event day (join our MeetUp group for updates) and be sure to say hi when you see them at athletic expos this summer or at Venus de Miles!
Brooke's love for outdoor adventures started at a young age growing up on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Surrounded by water and tree forts, pulling crab pots was a daily activity. Brooke went on to play Division 1 softball at Towson University. Now in the glory days of adulthood Brooke's adventurous spirit lives on. She relocated to Colorado with her partner after their first visit to the rocky mountains, and the fresh mountain air has made their dreams come true.
A professor of political science at the Colorado School of Mines, Kathleen rode her first Venus de Miles only 3 weeks after buying her first road bike. She was quickly hooked and has now been a member of the Venus de Miles bike club for 7 years. She has a husband who loves to cycle (he volunteered with the Tutu Crew in 2014, dressed as Alice from the Brady Bunch) and two daughters who, despite their parents’ efforts, are not yet hooked on cycling.
An Arizona transplant by way of California, Delia is a self-proclaimed city girl, but she has completely embraced the outdoor active lifestyle that she has come to know and love while living in Colorado. Delia was introduced to Venus de Miles by a friend. They rode as the Queen Bees that year and she has been seen riding in costume every year since. As an educator, supporting the Greenhouse Scholars mission resonates deeply with her. This year will be Delia's 6th Venus de Miles.
Linda is a 3rd generation Colorado native living in Golden, CO. Married with two children, Linda learned to ride a bike as a child but didn't ride for several years until her late 40's. She was quickly hooked and now rides as much as she can. At 50 Linda started racing road, mountain, and cyclocross. Linda will be participating in her 10th Venus de Miles in 2017!
There are 8 bikes in the "bike barn" next to Erin's house in Boulder. An elementary teacher, she loves to ride her cruiser to school and around town with her kids. But last summer she dusted off her road bike after a long hiatus, thanks to Venus de Miles. Last year was her first year participating in the ride and she credits it for getting her out there again. Erin loved the supportive atmosphere and that it drew in riders of all ages and abilities.
Katie recently graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. Her passion is working with individuals to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially in the area of rehabilitation and strength training. Katie has been running since the 6th grade and started competing in triathlons and bike races in 2014. Katie loves any activities that get her outdoors with her dogs.
Jessica is a proud Colorado native and although she has only been cycling for three years, she has fallen head over bike shoes for it and never plans to stop. Her bike’s name is Thunder and her cat’s name is Klaus. Although Jessica’s 2017 goal is to podium at least one race she loves the relaxed and supportive vibe at Venus de Miles: one that encourages fun and camaraderie. She's thrilled to be back for another year on the Venus de Miles Ambassador team!
Amy, a ten year resident of the Prospect neighborhood, has made Venus de Miles an annual event and will participate in her 11th consecutive ride this year. She is retired from General Electric and now works two days a week as an RN at Life Care in Longmont. Feeling blessed to be married 27 years to her husband Mark, cycling is a major part of the healthy lifestyle they live. She ardently believes that the work Greenhouse Scholars does is critical to helping young people get the boost in life that they dream of. She is proud to be part of Greenhouse Scholars, especially in a fundraising capacity and delighted to be back for her 3rd year on the Venus de Miles Ambassador Team.