Michelle has been an avid athlete her whole life and also has a strong passion to help other athletes reach their dreams and goals. She has been a full-time coach in triathlon, cycling, and running for over a decade. She is the founder and owner of the new business, MACH 5 RACING, and the founder and former owner of OutRival Racing.
As an athlete, Michelle is a 3X NCAA All-American Cross-Country and Track athlete from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Rice University. She has raced triathlons since 1991 and raced as a professional triathlete for several years. Michelle’s accolades include USAT National AG Champion, Long-Course Duathlon National Champion, Hvyee 5150 Amateur Elite National Champion, and 2-Time Kona IRONMAN World Championship Qualifier (with a 10:18 Kona finish time). She also still holds the current Texas State Record for the 40K Individual Time Trial.
Michelle’s coaching resume includes helping elite triathletes reach professional and AG Podiums, the Hyvee 5150 Pro World Championship, USAT Collegiate National Podiums, USAT National Podiums and more! Michelle’s coaching passion also includes working with elite level junior athletes. She coaches multiple Youth National Champions and has led a USAT High Performance Team to a top-20 ranking in the nation for several years. She was founder and owner of a triathlon coaching team that was the two-time IRONMAN TriClub World Champions. She owned and managed a team of over 20 coaches and 300+ athletes for many years.
Michelle is also passionate about overall health and wellness and is the founder and owner of TRUE Health and Wellness, a business that seeks to help athletes and non-athletes stay healthy and fit. Current or Former Pros Michelle has had the privilege to coach include Sarah Hankla, Grace Benes, Liz Baugher, Todd Teren, Michael Arishita, Scott Wilkinson, Matt Hanson, Whitney Burdzilauskas, Derek Yorek, Mandy Heintz (USA Cycling Team).