I was an active kid while growing up. I played team sports, loved to read, played video games, and wandered around outside. One of my favorite pastimes was pretending to sword fight the tall weeds in the woods behind my home.
I took my first weight lifting course as a freshman in high school and have been lifting weights ever since.
I was a Division I athlete in college and, though I wasn’t a starter, I got to experience a college weight room. My strength coach patiently answered my many questions and guided me toward good information and practices. I felt empowered. Exploring exercise for myself is what made me want to start personal training. I wanted to share the joy I’d found in movement.
I started my career in personal training in 2013. After five years working at a boutique small-group training gym in Baltimore, I decided to work for myself. I’ve been an independent personal trainer ever since.
When I’m not working with clients, I can enjoy tending to my vegetable and flower garden, baking, playing video games, reading sci-fi or fantasy books, painting something in my house, or attempting to play tennis or golf. I can be easily bribed with desserts of all kinds!
I have a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Towson University. I have completed the following courses: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist (IFPA), USA Powerlifting Club Coach (USAPL), USA Weightlifting Level One Sports Performance Coach (USAW), Trauma-Informed Weightlifting, Postural Restoration Institute Level 1. While I’ve let certifications lapse, I continue to spend time and money on continuing education every year. I love to learn.
In total, I have over 11,000 hours of coaching experience in various settings. I’ve coached clients of all ages, genders, levels of experience, and health.