I played a ton of sports. I always found a lot of joy performing in choir concerts and school plays, too. After high school my love for the arts took over when I decided to study Theatre in college rather than play softball. After receiving my Bachelors in Theatre from Missouri Baptist University I moved to New York City to pursue performing.
New York has a way of kicking you in the ass through the constant hustle and bustle. It didn't take long for me to realize the importance of taking care of my body to have a sustainable career. In the summer of 2019 I worked a theme park contract at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. In many ways, it was one of the most challenging experiences of my life but I learned so much, including the power of truly taking care of my body. The real shift in mentality happened when it wasn’t just about what I looked like anymore but more about how I felt. I felt stronger and more capable than ever before - honestly, like a total badass. That time in the gym changed my perspective about fitness well beyond just the physical benefits. It became a safe haven for me - a time where I was taking care of myself for myself - and I began to notice changes in my mental health for the better. That experience ignited a passion in me that I wanted to share with others. I began to dream about what it would be like to help other people find that same strength and confidence for themselves. I had no idea it would manifest into this training program, but I'm so excited it did.
I obtained my Certified Personal Training Certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine so that I could better help others reach their full potential by providing the knowledge and tools needed to reach their goals. I believe in a partnership approach standing with people through the ups and downs of their individual journeys and nothing makes me more excited than cheering people on as they go confidently in the direction of their dreams.