- Bachelors in Kinesiology
- Secondary Degree in Gerontology, Minor in Biology
- CrossFit Level 1
- Functional Intensity (FIT) Undergraduate in Research Assistant
Sports have been apart of my life as long as I can remember. I was blessed to have my dad coach me from age 5 to 16 in a variety of sports (soccer, softball, basketball). In high school I underwent two knee surgeries and learned to live and rehabilitate from injuries while still running Cross Country and Track, claiming a few championships along the way. While in college, I stumbled upon CrossFit and gradually fell in love with the new skills I was learning, the community it fostered, and the revival of the competitor within me. As an undergraduate I worked in a research lab that tested the effects of CrossFit in people’s lives. There I learned not only how CrossFit benefits athletes socially, but also how it brings encompassing health to people of all abilities and ages. After working on a published manuscript for Cancer Survivors and CrossFit, my professor encouraged to run my own pilot study on the effects of older adults and CrossFit. This study and my dad’s influence throughout the years spurred me to get my Level 1 in 2016. Since then I have coached in gyms in Kansas, Colorado and currently I’m proud to call Gulfport CrossFit home.