If I could sum up who I am with one word…athlete. I took to sports from a very young age, including motorcycling. If I wasn’t on the court with hoop dreams, I was staring out into the vastness dreaming of being Mach Rider (yes, that Nintendo game…). I grew up in Hesperia, California which afforded us that vast desert riding and BMX adventure. As I grew older, my focus was solely athletics, taking that on into my collegiate career. It wasn’t until after college when I put some serious energy into riding and racing, taking it from leisure to competition. The passion never died, that’s for sure. Being a full-time athlete non-stop helped keep my training regimen up and I had some amazing opportunities that allowed me to progress, turning pro in 2013.
Currently, I am a high school educator teaching Health and coaching athletics. I stay active cross training by playing sports, riding mountain bikes, and seeking type 2/3 adventure whenever I can. My little chiweenie is my world and I bring him along with me (in a Bjorn of course..) as much as I can. And, between all that, I fit in pursuing my second year of my PhD. Jack of all trades, one might say. Or, as my dad coined, “Mean Jean Maverick”. If I’m not Mach 2 with my hair on fire, I ain’t livin’!
When asked why CJ was keen on being part of the BTR program she responded
“This BTR program is beyond anything I could have imagined being a part of. That it even exists is such a rad opportunity. Being on display to learn with, grow with, and inspire other women through the passion of motorcycling, is truly remarkable and the greatest honor. “Excited” doesn’t even begin to convey…”
You can follow her adventures, on Instagram.