I was born and raised in scenic Virginia, and have always been passionate about health, sport, and community involvement. I received my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from James Madison University where I was fortunate enough to work with a variety of Division I College athletic teams. In addition to becoming a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), I obtained my EMT-Enhanced certification and volunteered my Friday nights as an emergency medical provider for several years.
While pursuing my Masters in Health and Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, I worked as an Athletic Trainer for several inner-city high schools where I developed a heart for underprivileged youth. After completing my Masters, I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to pursue a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology. During my time in Hawaii, I collaborated with multiple fitness professionals in a variety of unique fitness settings, adding blood flow restricted training and visual and sensory performance to my arsenal of fitness tools. I was employed as an Athletic Trainer for a private high school as well as the Athletic Trainer for the Women's and Men's Olympic Beach Volleyball tournament and served the athletes of China, Canada, and the United States.
I am currently conducting my doctoral research in the culturally rich cities of San Francisco and Honolulu. I am investigating the existence of a predictive formula to better predict the chance of ligamentous injury in female soccer athletes. My research interests include biomechanics, DNA and blood factor analysis, assessing athletic readiness, injury prevention, and body composition. I have also taught several undergraduate courses at the University of Hawaii's department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.
My passion for injury prevention and education led me to The Assembly where I am excited for the opportunity to share my expertise, humor, and knowledge during my signature mobility and recovery class, “The Release”.
As an ambassador with Lululemon, I have the opportunity to collaborate on events and educational series to further spread knowledge of the human body and how to best care for it.
I envision a world where everyone has been educated on how to move to prevent injury and eat to prevent injury. My dream is to inspire pandemic health and awaken authenticity in health education.
I can often be found indulging my creative side as an actor, painter, and musician but I am happiest when I am helping others. My free time consists of dancing around to music, challenging my cooking skills, and being constantly inspired by beauty in all forms. I am passionate about encouraging young women to confidently embrace every opportunity to nourish their best selves.
I look forward to meeting you and making your health goals a reality.