Steve is a lifetime athlete having started his competitive swimming career at age five, and competing in his first triathlon (over three days!) at age eleven. He swam Divison III at Hamilton College, and soon introduced cycling and running in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Upon relocating to Portland in 2009, he took up triathlon far more seriously and began coaching, attaining his USAT Coaching credential and playing a major role in the swim coaching and overall orchestration of the successful Tri Team PDX. He recently tied the knot with his lovely bride, Kim, and continues to serve as an visible coach and athlete in the PDX community. During the 2015 Cyclocross season, Steve not only competed in the maximum amount of races, but accrued the highest overall points for the Athletes Lounge Cycling Team.
A competitive person by nature, coaching gives Steve the opportunity to not just race himself, but race vicariously through his athletes. Above all, he loves helping people go places they never thought they could. He is equally at home either dorking out on data or talking about feelings, and is always up for a long ride followed by a burger or three. He espouses the CBCG philosophy by recognizing that beginners and experts, alike, benefit from the key coaching tactics of individualization, listening and communication, data-driven strategy, and realistic, but competitive goals.
Racing career highlights:
Seven-time USAT Nationals qualifier
USAT Paciffic Northwest Long Course Champion
4th overall, Best in the West half-iron-distance 2015
1st, OBRA Monday Night PIR category 4 men's criterium, July and August 2015
1st, OBRA Cross Crusade category C men's cyclocross race 2015
Rider of the Year, Athletes Lounge Cycling Team 2015