Angela grew up in Northern British Columbia, dreaming of summer during the long winters. Watching triathlon, the Hawaii Ironman, on TV for the first time at age ten, ignited her obsession with the sport. As a kid, she loved anything that made her move and was a very good student. She receiving an athletic scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she focused solely on academics and running.
In 2007, a year after she graduated from University (with a master's degree in Physical Therapy and a bachelor's in Health Science), she toed the line in her first triathlon.