What you see is what you get
I scribble words on paper and take a few photos on things that go fast. Basically I'm a test dummy for products, gear, motorcycles and cars.
In all seriousness I am just a journalist trying to find my way doing what I love and documenting it for the masses. In my younger years I was a model and was fortunate enough to make it to the cover of quite a few magazines, Maxim, Playboy, Fight, Stuff, Sports Illustrated, Modo, La Palme, Southern Boating and En Vie to name a few. I also was the backstage interviewer for Impact Wresting on Spike TV as well as a contestant on the reality show Beauty and the Geek. I've done a few movies but at this point it just sounds like I'm bragging so we will leave the rest up to google.
Currently I am working on an all women's motorcycle series and rebuilding my Harley 883 and a Honda cb450 bobber. In my next life I'm coming back as a lazy house cat.
I grew up with my dad building bikes in the living room of our house. My baby photos are of me sitting on rat bikes and choppers and after a while it just became instinctual. I favored the smell of grease over flowers. My dad put me on a Honda 50 when I was 4 and I never looked back. We would spend summers in his garage taking apart bikes, polishing all the pieces and putting them back together, he would handle each piece as if it were a rare and ancient artifact all while telling me what it’s function was and how it related to life. He was quite the philosopher and at the time, to a pre teen little girl it was annoying. Once I got older I started to appreciate his life lessons more and we would ride to biker events together. When I started announcing for Supercross and Motocross races I would bring my dad with me and then when I had my son I bought him a Honda 50 for his 4th Birthday to continue the tradition.
My father passed away the summer of 2008 and it devastated me. I rode his Softtail to the funeral and then I never got on a bike again until spring of 2014. Before then my life was consumed with a motorcycle race every weekend, dealers conventions, motorcycle events and just riding but I suddenly found myself unable to go to any of those things. I changed my life completely, moved to NYC and became the director of Marketing and PR at a fortune 500 company. The stage was set for me to be the next powerful lady in business but it just wasn’t me. After 5 years of being on autopilot I woke up and moved to back Florida to find myself again. In March 2014 I took my son to Daytona Supercross. The smell of the exhaust and dirt, the excitement on my little boys face as he watched the race only assured me of where I belong. The ride home was emotional but I knew what I had to do. The next day I rented a Thurxton, rode 300 miles to a motorcycle event and bought my dad a patch to place on his grave. The following week I purchased my Iron 883 and now I ride all over the country. I was afraid that riding would be to unbearably sad to not share it with my father but strangely I feel closer now to him then I ever did before. And that’s one of the great things about motorcycles, they’re more then a form of transportation they also are a form of transformation.
Aside from riding I have been a model since the age of 13. I'm basically a contradiction and make a living doing two things that a lot of people don't think fit together. I model but at the same time I ride, wrench, weld and race. I beat up my body on the weekend having fun on two wheels and then go to pose in front of a camera with a full face of makeup during the week. It's much harder to be taken seriously as a rider when you model on them as well and I've often been quoted as saying "modeling has killed my riding career" but I wouldn't have it any other way. My goal is to break the stereotypes that women who are pretty can't do anything other than be pretty. I support my fellow lady riders as much as I do the men and in this little moto community we are all equal, it's the type of bikes we ride that sets us apart.