What inspires you the most?
Strong ass women. Women who have been through hell and still allow their light to shine like its never been dimmed.
Who is your hero and why?
My dad. He grew up as one of 12 children who worked very long hours from a very young age. He essentially started his own business at 14 and to this day still runs it. He taught me about loyalty, perseverance, and most importantly living in service to others. He taught me if you do what’s right and work hard, success will follow.
What is your hometown? Where do you currently live?
Hometown: Helena (as country as it gets), Ohio
Currently: Delaware, Ohio
What are your trainings/ certifications/ specialties?
Massage therapist since 2003
Studied extensive kinesiology, sports medicine, anatomy and aromatherapy.
Medic in the military since 2004
Firefighter 1&2 2007
Paramedic 2008, Hazmat tech, search and extraction medic in the national guard 2008
GoYoga 100 hours vinyasa yoga training 2016
Mindful Resilience training with Veterans Yoga Project 2016
TRX group training course 2016
TRX suspension training course 2017
200 hour RYT training with Samyoga Institute 2017
IREST level 1 2017. 2019 Baptiste Level 1 Journey Into Power Currently in Baptiste Fit to Lead training graduation 2020
What is your favorite thing to do?
Yoga, hang on our tree swings with my family, and shoot clay pigeons.
What is your favorite yoga pose?
Side plank because it's challenging yet fun and works the core.
What has yoga done for you?
It's given me balance of my body and mind, created space in my whole life for love, and acceptance of the present moment.
What is your charity of choice?
I have a few….St. Judes and several veteran and first responder organizations.
What is your favorite quote?
"When you let your light shine you unconsciously give others permission to do the same." - Nelson Mandala
How would you best describe yourself in 3 words:
Spunky -Aggressive -Strong