1. Currently employed as an Arson Investigator with a major Texas metro FD
  2. Texas certified firefighter, EMT, peace officer
  3. USAW Level 1 coach
  4. OPEX assessment and program design certified
  5. Competitive rifle and pistol shooter
  6. Happily married for 24+ years
  7. Proud owner of two badass dogs, BOLO (German Shepherd) and Gunny (Belgian Malinois)
  8. USMC veteran

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

“HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN’T WORK HARD.” This adage is the crux of what has always drawn me to training and athletics. Admittedly awkward on land in my youth, I took to the pool. Competitive swimming carried me through high school, college, and eventually to my first coaching job. In pursuit of a new athletic focus after my swimming career ended, I spent time training in a number of different disciplines (marathons, yoga, triathlons, bro lifting, group fitness, spinning, etc). But it wasn’t until I encountered the intensity, community, challenge and empowerment of CrossFit that I found something to fill the fitness and competition spaces in my life. When I started CrossFit, I was a working as a full-time swim coach and I quickly starting to incorporate functional training into our dryland workouts. When I moved to Houston to teach high school English and coach swimming, CrossFit provided an instant community of like-minded athletes with whom I could connect. By the time I moved back to Austin, my training was important enough to me that finding a Box a top priority. I trained at RedSide for a year before joining the staff, and in that time I developed a deep love for the people and energy this space draws. I am so grateful to be able to spend my days working with dedicated, disciplined, goal-oriented people. Working at RedSide and owning Muladhara Yoga is a truly a dream come true for me. For more information about yoga at RedSide and Muladhara Yoga Studio, click here.
    I have been passionate about health, fitness and nutrition for as long as I can remember.  Growing up I was a competitive volleyball player, and after school I turned to racing (5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon) and triathlons to fulfill that desire to continue competing.  I started Crossfit in 2013 with my husband and his ODA and instantly fell in love with the sport.  While I feel so blessed to be a part of this community where I am able to continue to compete and grow as an athlete, coaching our members/athletes and helping them obtain their individual goals is far more rewarding.  The relationships that I have developed with my athletes and nutrition clients are among my most treasured.  

    Favorite Quotes-

    "Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."- Buddha "Food is Medicine" - Dr. Josh Axe "Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."

    I've always had a passion for fitness. At a young age I worked my way through all of the different competitive sports:  swimming, basketball, volleyball, & track. As High School approached I narrowed my concentration to track, cross country, and swimming.  During high school I took a weightlifting class; this fueled my drive to want to lift heavy weights more which turned into workouts with the Football team during their off season. Once college came around all of the group sports stopped, but the weight training and running continued. My longing to be back on a team led me to Crossfit in 2012, which like anyone else, I immediately fell in love and the rest is history....   I love helping people build confidence in themselves, and seeing the spark that ignites when they  start to believe in themselves too. I personally get to witness this growth when coaching the 6 Week Challenge groups and the Little Operators (kiddos) that come through our door. Seeing other people's happiness and confidence grow reminds me of why I love what I do.

    Favorite Quotes: "Be humble in victory, and gracious in defeat" "Last set is the best set"