I worked at cycle escape in Montgomery for 8 years which is where I originally met Hardy and Quinn. After cycle escape closed down, I was working 2 jobs and in school but cyclists in the community were asking me to service their bikes, since there were no shops in Montgomery at the time, and I maintained a relationship with Quinn throughout 2008 to 2010. In 2010, Quinn told me they had just opened the store and needed a manager so I started managing the store in October of 2010. After about a year, Steve Windham moved to Birmingham and I asked to invest into the shop as an owner which the other owners agreed to. I have known hardy and Quinn since probably around 2000 when I first started working as a mechanic at cycle escape. I consider them both family and have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership in Montgomery Multisport.
Born and raised in Montgomery, I was familiar with the local fun runs and the excitement of the race atmosphere. As I got older, I began to enjoy running as well as triathlons. An injury sidelined me for a couple of months and I found comfort in the couch. Before long, I stepped out of the sport completely and became very sedentary. After five years of this, I was encouraged to give running another shot. I began a walk-run-walk plan and found friends that helped encourage me. I came to Montgomery Multisport for their Digital Foot Analysis and the Video Gait Analysis. They put me in a running shoe that fit better than any product I had ever experienced. Within the next year, I completed a few triathlons and local run races including the Montgomery Half Marathon. Since then, I have found great delight in swimming, cycling, and run races of varying distances as well as triathlons. MMS has been there each step of the way with products and services to help me reach my goals.
When the opportunity to become an integral part of Montgomery Multisport was presented, I knew it would be right for me! I absolutely value the benefit of a proper shoe fit and meeting the needs of every customer whether they are just starting out or if they have been enjoying the sport for years!
I have been working at MMS since the summer of 2012. I had no previous experience with bicycles outside of riding them and changing the occasional tube. I needed a job and they needed an employee to assist with bicycle maintenance. As it turned out I had some aptitude working on bicycles and quickly worked my way into a position of usefulness around the shop. As my abilities grew opportunities arose and after taking an expert technician course at Trek headquarters I was promoted to Service Manager at the shop, a position I have held since 2016.
I am fortunate to have been a part of the Montgomery Multisport team for 2 years now. I have always enjoyed being outdoors, riding bikes, fishing, and competing in just about every sport that my high school had to offer. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After moving from Las Vegas to Prattville I ran into Andy Steinhauer while out fishing in Prattville and the rest was history. At the shop, I started out as a mechanic/sales associate and currently have assumed an assistant manager position at MMS. I have always enjoyed working with people and am always willing to go the extra mile for each customer.