Local owner/guide for Utah Mountain Bike Tours since 2009 in the Hurricane/St George area.
Originally from Germany, I grew up in the foot hills of the Alps on a dairy farm in Bavaria. After a few years of traveling and experiencing outdoor adventures and developing a love of the outdoors and wilderness I moved to Alaska in 2002. Since then I have been a wilderness (rafting, kayaking, backpacking) guide in Alaska.
I started riding fat bikes in Alaska on the Iditarod Trail in 2003 and was the first women to ride a fat bike 1000 miles to Nome in 2008. I retired from the ITI (Iditarod Trail Invitational) winter ultra marathon /race in May of 2020. I was involved for many years participating and organizing and managing the event for almost two decades. In 2020 I was ready for a change and moved into a new direction.
I began biking in the US Southwest as a way to escape the fall mud season after a Alaska summer guiding season.
In 2005 I rode the Continental Divide mountain bike route 2500 miles from Montana to the Mexican border followed by a 1000 mile route from Salt Lake City, Utah to the Arizona border following the Arizona Trail south to Tucson, Arizona in 2007. After attending Interbike in Las Vegas in 2003 the largest bike show in the world I discovered the little known biking mecca around Hurricane and Virgin, Utah and I fell in love with the area. The Zion area and mountain biking as since grown a lot with many new trails in the area.
I love to share the special areas and single track trails I have discovered with guests. Itineraries are designed for all trips to offer the best possible mountain bike experience in Utah and the Southwest whether you are a beginner or advanced rider.
I enjoy arranging women-only trips where ladies can learn and share the fun of single track riding and try some new moves on slick rock. I have also been arranging and planning trips abroad to Europe, the Alps, Sardinia Italy, Switzerland with my friends and really enjoying riding in new places, learning about different cultures, languages, people and lifestyles.
I speak English and German fluently and some French, Italian and Spanish. I am also a harp player treating my friends and visitors to Celtic, Irish, Bolivian and classical music.