Middle-Aged Woman on a Bicycle

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” -- HG Wells

Creating a Stronger Community

As I get older, I realize that I can’t just “live” in my space. I feel the pull to create a better world for those around me; especially those that come after. When we strive to create vibrant, healthy, and financially viable communities it is better for everyone.

Coeur d’Alene is already doing a pretty good job, but there is always room for improvement. Let’s start to put PEOPLE first in everything we do.

About Me

I am not a cyclist. — I am a wife, mother of three, business owner, business coach, community advocate, & human being.

Had an epiphany moment when I decided to ride my seven speed fat tire bike up a hill that I can do without a lot of huffing on my twenty one speed road bike.

Halfway up with burning lungs and tires almost coming to complete stop I considered turning around.

Instead I dug deep and made it to the top. This isn’t always how I have lived my life. Often when things were hard I turned around.

But I was reminded that day of the feeling I have every time I don’t back pedal or speed in the opposite direction.


(2017 to now)


(most likely more)

1093 lbs


We Need Community

We need to create a community that is safe for all people. Whether you are a person walking, biking, taking public transit, are disabled, or driving.

Let’s create public spaces filled with local artists work, greenery, and where people want to be. Not more concrete superhighways.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. — Helen Keller

For a community to be whole and healthy must be based on people’s love and concern for each other — Millard Fuller

Passionate About

Multi-Modal Transportation

The transporation system should support all PEOPLE: disabled, walking, biking, transit riders, and drivers.

Putting People First

Build places that people want to be. Bring back community. Not pave paradise.

The Arts

Empowering local artists benefits the entire community. And let’s be honest, art is fabulous!!!

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TOTAL # OF  BICYCLE TRIPS (2017 to now) 


(have lost 16 pounds)


(sometimes more) 

My Musings and Stuff

Letting you see what I see from the seat of my bicycle. 

When Things Seem Dark and Dank

Been a Rough Couple of Weeks 3eaca02c365647c5efd36f78f0eb3d3c9694e35274ce9a20ca Dear Diary, It has been a tough couple of weeks personally. Had someone violate our home and steal seven vintage bicycles out of[…]

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No Car Sunday North Idaho

To grow car-free spaces and culture in our local communities. #carfreesundaysnorth

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January 6, 2019 0

Turning 48 Didn’t Feel Different Than 47

What did you or will you do on your 48th Birthday? Here is how I spent mine.

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January 5, 2019 0

Check Out My Nuzzel Newsletter

This is where you get a look at what ‘tabs’ are open in my brain!

Wine, Cocktails, Travel, Mulit-Modal Transport, Community Building, Small Business, Marketing, Entertainment, and of course Dessert.


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Let’s Do This

I encourage you to embrace smart growth of  your community.

We can help locally owned restaurants, shops, and service providers by spending our money with them.

Plus, choosing to walk or bike instead of drive makes it healthier for all.

But especially you!

Say Hello

If you have questions, suggestions,  or have something fabulous to share please contact me!