- CrossFit L2
- CrossFit Weightlifting
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University
- Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology
I grew up just outside of Olympia, WA where I grew up on swim team and playing volleyball. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Gonzaga University, then went on to earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2009. I now have over thirteen years of experience as a physical therapist working in outpatient orthopedics and sports based clinics.
I originally began CrossFit in 2010 while training for an Ironman distance triathlon. I was looking for a resistance training program that was quick and effective, and that had a more social aspect- I was getting lonely running, biking, and swimming all those training miles by myself! CrossFit was just the ticket. After completing my Ironman I found that I really enjoyed CrossFit and its benefits enough to continue with it as a regular part of my fitness routine. When I was still regularly racing in triathlons, I saw some really cool improvements in my running and cycling from adding CrossFit into my program. Now I’m a very much more recreational athlete, but still highly value the strength benefits I’ve gained from CrossFit.
I have long thought that coaching would be a really fun way to combine my love of CrossFit with my background knowledge as a physical therapist, but it took a long time to feel like I had the time to commit to coaching. I finally took the CF-L1 course in December of 2021 and I am enjoying coaching so much!