56, Community Development Area Manager & Mortgage Loan Originator with BancorpSouth, Ride leader for Black Girls Do Bike and Major Taylor Memphis Cycling Club

Team Player:

I am a member of Black Girls Do Bike, Major Taylor Memphis, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, and Black Girls Run! Memphis. 

Recent Win:

I completed the Bikes Blues & Bayous 46-mile ride in on Aug. 1 with a finishing pace of 17.0 mph.

Ride I’ll Never Forget:

Tour the Corn in May 2017. I signed up for what I thought was a 50-mile ride with my friends, but it was was a metric century (63 miles). At first, I was so nervous that I could hardly pedal, but my determination kicked in to finish by any means. I had a 13.9 mph pace and enjoyed the countryside scenery, food, and plenty of laughter. 

I <3 Cycling:

I love the total mind-body peace that I experience on my bike.


It allows me to participate in physical activities with my grandchildren all while aging gracefully.

Bucket List: 

Complete a century ride (100 miles) and a mini triathlon. 

Obstacle Course:

Since I began my fitness journey, I’ve faced Hashimoto’s disease, a torn lateral meniscus, and recently plantar fasciitis. I always find a way to modify the movements or the activity to stay fit. Managing Hashimoto’s, I’ve lost 25 pounds over the last past year. 

Favorite Jam Song:  

Most definitely “You Can Do It” by Ice Cube. It totally encourages me to push harder…”Don’t Stop Get It Get It!”


Drinking Dr. Pepper and eating Lays potato chips. These two make any difficult day easy to handle.

Favorite quote:

“I want to see what happens if I don’t give up!”

Interview by Laurenne Hom. Photo by Tindall Stephens.