M.S. Exercise Physiology
HSN Nutrition Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
I am originally from Sacramento and moved up to Redding after graduate school to begin my career as a Kinesiology Professor at Simpson University. My Master's research was centered around menstrual phase-based resistance training and the benefits of syncing resistance training intensity with reproductive hormone concentrations. I grew up playing sports and played collegiate soccer for 5 competitive seasons. In high school, I played soccer as well as golf for all 4 years, during this time I also trained for, and ran a half marathon for fun! Being active throughout my lifestyle taught me the importance of intentional movement to prevent chronic diseases and disabilities.
Playing sports throughout my upbringing and during college kept me centered in my development in the classroom and as an individual. When I was in college I was surrounded with severe alcoholism and co-dependency within my family, this experience showed me the importance of being intentional with our lifestyle habits to support longevity and fulfillment from the simple things in life. During my college years, my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. It was challenging to watch her undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment but she showed me the strength and resiliency we embody as women. These life experiences have fueled my discipline to practice optimal nutrition habits and remain consistent in the gym.
My purpose as a coach is to guide others through their wellness journey and support lifelong physical activity and mobility. My goal as a coach is to empower women to develop beneficial lifestyle habits and a passion for strength training. I love helping clients achieve the goals they set their minds to through their hard work and dedication.