About Your Coach

The Journey: Then to Now

Medical School or Bust… I graduated just in time for the recession of 2008 which definitely was a “bust.” Med school wasn’t looking like an option anymore, so I turned to the next best thing I knew and loved - human performance. As a scholarship collegiate athlete, I knew first hand how influential and life-changing physical activity can be. 

I came from a low-income family; there was no college fund and my parent’s weren’t cosigning sh!t. Sport was my way out. It opened the doors to opportunities I might never have had - including my bachelors degree.

Training my body to compete at the highest level was equally powerful, mentally and physically. I knew that if medical school wasn’t an option anymore, I wanted to empower people to find more opportunity in life through human performance. 

In my early career I turned to coaching to help empower athletes to have similar opportunities through sport. From 2009 through 2015 I worked at Scottsdale Community College as the sprint coach and strength and conditioning coach for basketball and soccer. In 2012 I began working exclusively with the football program. 18 months and a lot of hard work later, the 2013 class became the WSFL Champions and won the Valley of the Sun Bowl. 2014 saw a repeat winning season but a tough loss in the conference championship.  

I’m most proud of having the lowest injury rate during my time as a strength coach in that program. Athlete or client, longevity means increased opportunity - there’s no future for anyone in the short run game (pun intended). 

I believe my pre-med background combined with my collegiate experience and graduate education in human performance helped me ‘hack’ the system so to speak and identify energy systems and processes that could be leveraged to achieve the desired performance safely and effectively. Being a coach, entrepreneur and mother is tough. It took a ton of sacrifice, living ‘simply’ and 18 hr days and often being misunderstood to make my dream a reality.

In 2015, after a brief stint training clients on my 'patio gym,' this dream to help empower people through athletics became a reality when I opened my own small facility in South Scottsdale. I had a place where I could help people of all ages and backgrounds live more fully through performance training.

The long, rocky, uphill-in-both-directions road to success.

I’m most proud of having the lowest injury rate during my time as a strength coach in that program. Athlete or client, longevity means increased opportunity - there’s no future for anyone in the short run game (pun intended). 

That’s why in 2015, after a brief stint training clients on my 'patio gym,' I decided to open my own small facility in South Scottsdale. I wanted help people of all ages and backgrounds live more fully through performance training.

But how you define success is subjective. From a performance perspective, empirical ‘success’ is outcome-based success. It’s quantitative improvements in movement, stability and other performance metrics that may be relevant to your goal.

Real success, in my opinion, is process-based: It’s showing up everyday. It’s doing what you can, with what you have. It’s making the most of your circumstances rather than seeing your circumstance as a limitation. Real success is achieved when your day-to-day processes, habits and lifestyle line up with your long term goal. 

That’s the secret…everyone wants to look at outcome-oriented achievements. The secret to success is in the process. 


LFG!