My curiosity regarding fitness began at 7 years old as a young swimmer who wanted to know exactly what to do in order to win all of my races, which were rewarded with my choice of tootsie pops. Eventually, my goals evolved, culminating in a passion for lifelong health and wellness. I continued to swim, competing at the national level in high school and Division I for the College of William and Mary. There, I transformed my interests in molecular physiology and the amazing capabilities of the human body into a degree that allows me deeper understanding of how to train harder and smarter. I also developed an interest in rehabilitation during the three years in college, as I worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, where I was lucky enough to have a mentor that encouraged my enthusiasm and passion to learn as much as I could from every patient we treated. Athletically, I moved from distance swimming to distance running, completing my first 50K race in October of 2015. In my opinion, good health is a combination of physical fitness, balanced nutrition, and a positive mindset; it is my strong belief that everyone can reach that balance if given the right tools.
- B.S. Kinesiology and Health Sciences, College of William and Mary
- National Council of Certified Personal Trainers-CPT