Hobbies & Interests:
I grew up on competitive soccer, taking road trips all over the US to the next soccer tournament. Plus, there was horseback riding and camping at the lake. Most of my life, I focused on one sport…soccer. Around high school, I also got interested in track & field and swimming. The first spark in me where I learned I could be good at something besides soccer was when I made it to state in the 4×4, 4×1, and the 300-meter hurdles. This is when the seed was planted in me to be a different type of athlete. After I graduated high school, I went on to play college soccer at Walla Walla Community College. Being surrounded by so many athletes who were constantly getting injuries, I began to change my mindset towards training. I knew I had to start training smart, not hard.
After my Sophomore year of college, I wasn’t sure what was my next step.. I mean, I grew up playing soccer my entire life. I always had 30 girls to back me up and coaches to mentor me. But deep down, I knew I had to move on. I knew there were so many other types of athletes I wanted to be and so many different sports I wanted to explore. I knew I wanted to continue school, so I treated this like a fresh start. I put soccer in the past and applied to my dream school: University of Hawaii at Manoa. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to live in Hawaii and learn how to surf. So I moved to Hawaii and did just that.
It was natural for me to start in the Kinesiology/Physical Education program. Movement has always been in my blood and it was the only thing I was truly passionate about. I wanted to learn how to teach people to move mindfully, to prevent injury, and how to become a better athlete of life. While earning my degree, I also explored many types of athletics. I practiced jiu-jitsu, surfing, skateboarding, biking, hiking, free-diving, yoga, rock climbing, snowboarding, and I started to explore breathwork. Moving through different elements, I quickly learned that moving or working out for me was not about how I looked, it was about thriving!
After graduating from UH at Manoa, I became a NASM certified personal trainer. My passion is sharing movement education, food, playing outside, and plenty of laughs. I believe in strong connections with people through mindful movement and fun, one deep breath at a time.