Meet the BaseCamp Team
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
- African proverb -
Meet Our Team
Our team is the best in the business. With former and current professional cyclists, team directors and organizers, and industry-leading trailblazers, we understand what it takes to get you to the top!
Tim Cusick is a world-class cycling coach, a leader in data analytics for endurance sports, an educator, and an innovative business leader. As a coach, he’s compiled an impressive history of success and jerseys. His approach to coaching peak performance focuses on the whole athlete and the components of success for the whole athlete.
Master Coach, Nutritionist
Namrita has a PhD in applied exercise physiology and a masters degree in sports nutrition. She is a former head coach of a D1 Collegiate Cycling program and was a podium level competitor in national level mountain bike (ultra, XC, endurance), gravel, and off-road triathlon. She has also raced cyclocross and trail running and duathlon. She is a registered dietitian and leads our nutrition program.
Scott's amateur and professional career lasted twenty-six years. Of the 2000+ events he entered, he amassed a total of 275 wins, a record no U.S. rider has come even close to breaking. Scott was the top ranked professional rider in the U.S. twice, first with Coors Light in 1992 and again in 2005 with HealthNet-Maxxis. Scott has been coaching cyclists since 2009.
Brig is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and has helped a wide range of athletes, from amateurs to elites, reach their cycling goals. He’s enjoyed riding bikes all over the world, and his favorite spots are Spain, Italy, and the Pacific Northwest.
Cycling has been Len's all-consuming lifestyle for over thirty years, including riding, racing, team management, and event organization. He has managed three major teams: the Coors Light Professional Team, the Crest Amateur Team, and the Lowrey’s Women’s Team and organized a series of major cycling events, the Mercury Tour, and Saturn Cycling Classic.
Karen is a lifelong endurance athlete who began studying and practicing coaching skills in the early nineties while mentoring her fellow bike racing teammates. Her interest and desire to help athletes ultimately grew into a 20+ year coaching career. She has coached athletes all over the world, from those interested in simply improving their fitness to those desiring better local and regional performances to national and world championship competitors.
Kate is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach and a TrainingPeaks certified coach, and she has earned her power certification through Peaks Coaching Group. She has over ten years of experience with in-person coaching, from the ultimate beginner who's never been on a bike before to age group world champions in Ironman and ITU Triathlon.
With over thirty years of recreational and racing experience, Jim enjoys the potential of utilizing a power meter to make the most efficient use of his limited training time. Knowing firsthand how difficult it is to balance life’s demands, he loves sharing his knowledge and experience to help cyclists achieve their goals.
Nathan's been racing road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes for over 30 years, though it's not so much about the racing for him as it is a way to order his life. He loves exploring answers to the question of why we ride, and he loves talking about the joy of competition, pushing limits, and the psychological value of doing hard, physical things. He's coached the Shippensburg University Cycling Club for over fifteen years.
Cycling has been in Kathy's blood since she was little. Her first two-wheeler was a used blue bike with fenders and fat tires (this was before mountain bikes!). Her first ten-speed bike in eighth grade was an orange Schwinn Varsity that her parents gave her for Christmas. That bike took her everywhere and set the stage for a lifetime love of cycling, exploring, and adventure.
Tina spent years as a daily bike commuter before discovering the joy of using her bike to explore, adventure, and compete. She loves racing hard but also values a good ride with friends or a long solo pedal. She firmly believes in a whole-athlete approach to coaching and training in order to help cyclists push their limits and achieve their goals.
Paul rides and races numerous cycling disciplines as a masters athlete (road, gravel, cyclocross, and mountain bike), and he's familiar with the challenges of balancing training with family and work. He's logged 125 cyclocross races and has earned multiple CX podiums.
Jill is a USA Cycling certified coach and holds a master’s degree in education specializing in athletic training and sports medicine. She has worked and participated in athletics for most of her life, and cycling is her passion. As a coach, she has experience working with athletes at all levels, from professional to beginner. As a competitive cyclist, she has held California state and national master’s titles in a variety of road racing disciplines and has set team records in Race Across America events.
Deanna's foray into cycling began at the ripe age of four years old, when she mistakenly took her brother's Big Wheel present at Christmas as her own (blame her parents for not labeling toys). In college, her other brother introduced her to road cycling, and thus continued her love affair with cycling, this time on two wheels. Now living in a rural area in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington, Deanna focuses her training and coaching on the hundreds of miles of gravel forest service roads and rural roads at her doorstep. You can generally find her leading group rides across mountains, rivers, and rutted roads while dodging suicidal deer, chipmunks, and sometimes black bears. (Pro tip: water bottle cages double as great carriers for bear spray.)
Liz's love for sports is why she coaches athletes, lives with athletes, dresses like an athlete, and eats like an athlete. "Cycling is life!" It has not always been about cycling for her; she played tennis for the University of Arizona, ran various marathons, participated in numerous triathlons, and scaled mountains. However, the world of performance as a cyclist and the philosophy of Basecamp to create unique athletes has captured her commitment in making a difference with others.
LORRI LEE LOWN
Lorri has coached beginner athletes to national champions in disciplines that include road, mountain bike, and cyclocross. She was an early adaptor of training and racing with power, and she's also trained for running with power. In addition to coaching individuals, she's been a coach for the Norcal High School Cycling League and numerous charity training programs, and she has taught indoor cycling and skills clinics. She is also a bike fitter with 20+ years of bike fit experience.
BJ has been racing since 1983 and coaching since 2004. He provides educational coaching and tries to help his athletes understand how the workouts and program he prescribes will help them on race day. He uses data from his athletes to make the most of each one's strengths for his or her target events. He is also an experienced bike fitter and mechanic.
Rebecca has trained and competed in various sports but discovered cycling in her mid 20s and instantly fell in love. Cycling was a whole new world packed with excitement and adventure, which soon changed the course of her career and life. She went on to race professionally with various UCI Women's Continental Teams and became a British national champion in circuit racing. She now takes great pleasure from guiding athletes on their own path of discovery, adventure, and growth.
Josh is a world and national champion athlete who shares his knowledge and experience with the athletes he coaches. He has competed in high school sports, college sports, high-level amateur sports, and professional sports, as well as small business creation (and selling), a healthy marriage, and fathering two boys who keep him moving. He's led teams in athletics and business, and he's coached athletes from elementary school to those in their senior years.
BaseCamp Community Team
Special Guest Queen of Stoke
Rebecca is an adventure athlete, a 7x world champion, best-selling author, keynote speaker, activist, and Emmy award winner. She's spent over 30 years chasing firsts that have challenged and shaped her personally and professionally. She's had the good fortune to gain from so many others around her, and she enjoys sharing the most enduring lessons she's learned along the way. She'll share some of those lessons with us as a special guest in BaseCamp.
Carrie works with athletes and of all levels from recreational to elite and professional athletes. She is a performance and mental training expert, a certified mental performance consultant, and the author of On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance. She’s one of the world’s foremost authorities on the mental and emotional challenges of recovering from injury. She co-authored the book Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries and cohosts the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. She has earned a bachelors in psychology, a masters in sport psychology, and over two decades of experience in sport and performance psychology.
With well over 15 years of coaching experience and a sports-medicine background spanning from Emergency Medicine & Physical Therapy settings, to the NCAA Division I Strength & Conditioning setting, Menachem brings a unique and diverse skill set. Coaching since 2000, Menachem has been working with athletes in a number of settings and a broad variety of sports from basketball and cycling to CrossFit and triathlon.
Keith has taught yoga in the Washington area for over twenty years and has studied both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles. He has made five extended trips to Mysore, India, where he studied with Ashtanga founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2002, Jois authorized Keith to teach, awarding him Level 2 authorization. Keith has since brought the yogic mindset of day-to-day dedication to his life and teaching. Keith’s teaching is also informed by two decades of experience as a massage therapist, and he is certified in Rolfing, a form of structural bodywork. He has worked with almost every body type, from elite athletes to novice yogis to those new to sports and movement.