Specialized/Mt. Dew Global Mountain
One of the highlights of my time in cycling has been to serve as Director Sportif for the Specialized/Mt Dew Global Mountain Bike Team in 1997. Our roster included newly crowned Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Brentjens, cycling legend Ned Overend, World Champion Silvia Furst and downhillers Mikki Douglas, Todd Tanner and bad boy Shaun Palmer. Being responsible for all the team logistics was a big step up from my amateur team in Colorado. In short order I went from trying to figure out how to pay for race entry fees to scheduling international travel, staff logistics and marketing efforts for one of the biggest teams in the world. It was a great opportunity to see the sport at it's top level and to travel the world a bit.