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!
A resident of Prospect Park, the start and finish line of Venus de Miles, Amy has made the ride an annual event and will participate in her 10th consecutive ride this year! Feeling blessed to go through life with her husband Mark, cycling is a major part of the healthy lifestyle they live. She believes Greenhouse Scholars is doing important work as it helps young people get the boost in life that they deserve. She is proud to be a part of the organization, especially in the fundraising capacity.
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 loves any activities that get her outdoors. In 2015 she completed her first sprint triathlon and in 2016 she became more interested in road riding; participating in various bike rides and even a few half marathons for good measure. Last year was Katie's first time riding Venus de Miles and she loved the sense of community and supporting the Greenhouse Scholars program.
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.
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!
Kristi resides in Highlands Ranch and has been a part of the cycling community for 10 years. She has been on several bike teams and has raced mountain bike, triathlon and road events. She enjoys biking with her husband and two children. Her favorite part of riding is having fun with family and friends. Kristi is a life coach, personal trainer, and yoga instructor so her main mission in life is to help others become healthier.
Caroline is the Associate Producer for Rainmaker Digital where she manages the production of a variety of podcasts. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her dog and boyfriend, and riding her bike all around Boulder! Caroline's father is a Professor of Computer Science so she has a first-hand appreciation for the importance of higher education. See looks forward to meeting other women who support Greenhouse Scholars.
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.
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!
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.
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.