Molly grew up in central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and started mountain biking in high school. In college, she fell in love with endurance sports, outdoor adventure, and the American west. Ultimately, a lifestyle of adventure and endurance pursuits defined her 15+ years of living all over the west and in Alaska.
In 2018, Molly moved back east to be closer to her family and her roots. Exploring mid-Atlantic gravel has been essential to cultivating her “sense of place” on the East Coast and rekindling the adventurous spirit of her wild western days.
Her coolest adventure? An 8-day ski traverse of Denali National Park supported by dogsled team. Her proudest accomplishment? Finishing the Coeur d’Alene Ironman (her first Ironman) in well under 14 hours. Her next goal? Finishing strong at the 2022 Gravel Race up Spruce Knob in West Virginia. Her day job? U.S. Forest Service - Molly has worked in Federal land management for more than 20 years. Her kryptonite? Ice cream, puppies, naps, and funky “free!” finds on the side of the road.