Regional Coordinator: MN | St Paul, MN Program Lead | Navigator to the Future
Martha resides in St Paul and lives exactly 1 mile from where she grew up. She's a fixture in the Minnesota biking community, so if you've done a race or event related to mountain biking, you've probably seen her there. So say "Hi!" if you see her at one, she'd appreciate it. Besides organizing and helping run the events, she also dabbles in the races, entering both mountain bike races in the summer and fat bike races in the winter (Minnesota, so much winter). She sees riding/racing in -15 degrees weather with a -30 windchill as a way to push herself and her limits. Sweet. Martha simply loves being on her bike and sharing this love with as many people as possible, especially young girls. An encouraging, "Wooo-hooo!" is always at the ready when she sees young ladies riding and having fun. This amazing attitude and drive to continually do what she loves, be it riding, racing, singing, or dancing even if she says she's not the best at it, makes her perfect for the Little Bellas team. As Martha puts it, "Just because you aren't the most skilled at it doesn't mean you can't do what you love!"
Where do you call home? St Paul, MN
Why Little Bellas? Little Bellas gives me hope for the future. Watching these strong, fierce and fun young ladies brings a smile to my face. Anything I can do to help them be their best selves, sign me up!
If you had a super power, what would it be? Teleportation
Favorite color? Red
Favorite ride snack? Home-made energy balls (oatmeal, honey, chocolate chips and chia seeds)
Favorite food? Pasta
Hidden talents? Excel spreadsheet wizardry
What is your favorite Little Bellas experience? So many to choose from! One that comes to mind is riding with a group of older girls when one girl busted out "mountain biking is my LIFE!!" out of the blue. I just loved her unabashed passion for sharing (in a loud way) what she was feeling at that moment.
What is a fun fact that people don't know? My dad and I won a Lindy swing dance contest when I was in high school