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I am the assistant director of innovative instructional design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where my focus is on helping faculty, departments, and colleges leverage technology for teaching and learning.  I also teach Design Thinking 110, which focuses on a generalized design process made popular by IDEO and which helped Shimano turn its cycling-related business around.

I am also a relapsed former bike racer.  I raced heavily in road and cyclocross from 2007-2010 working my way up to category 1 in both disciplines before turning my attention to a less intense schedule during 2011-12.  In 2013, I decided to become a former bike racer and rode a bike only for commuting, while focusing all my attention on career advancement.

This year, I began to enjoy riding again, spending some time doing road-based group rides.  I enjoyed those and realized how much I missed the people and cyclocross, so proposed the GPCTCX to Angela and Goldenrod Pastries CX was launched.  It's been amazingly fun riding with the team and I am so grateful to Goldenrod Pastries and Monkey Wrench Cycles for their support for this project.  Without it, I don't think I'd be back on the bike and I know I wouldn't be making the trip this January to North Carolina for Masters Nationals with my dear mother, Nancy, who will also be racing!  Please stay tuned for more blog posts about our journey.

Flatwater Cyclocross, Lincoln, NE - 2015

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