- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science Oregon State University
- Bechelors of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences Oregon State University
- Becholors of Science in Elementary Education MInor in Gerontology Oregon State University
I have a passion for people and building genuine relationships. Whether it is building those relationships as a classroom teacher, being a mom to my own kids or my “bonus” children, or coaching Crossfit I sincerely believe that growing, supporting, and serving each other in relationships and community is a unique blessing that we have as people.
I believe my purpose in life is to come alongside others and to help support them as they pursue and achieve their daily and lifelong goals. Sometimes those goals can be helping others learn how to create consistency and healthy routines, other times it’s helping them navigate and reach a lifelong goal such as running a marathon or climbing a rope. Whatever your goal, milestone, or “mountain” that you are climbing is, it is my great joy to come alongside you and help you realize that: one, you can do hard things. And two, don’t underestimate the power you have inside yourself.
Crossfit specifically, plays a huge part of my life and my family’s life. For almost a decade now I have developed a great love for the sport. I have become the person I am now because of it, realizing my own internal strength and ability to do hard things. I have found my “self” as I have worked through hard workouts and heavy barbells and dumbbells. I have failed numerous times and still managed to get back up, show back up, and want more (almost always with a smile and enthusiasm). That is the great thing about Crossfit- it is synonymous with life. You constantly fail. But failure is okay. It’s how we handle that failure. Are you going to stand back up, adjust and try again? Or are you going to stay knock down? I truly hope and pray, you pick that bar back up, pick yourself back up, make the adjustments needed and know that YOU are not a failure. That life is full of “ups and downs.” It’s how we handle adversity, it’s how the people come alongside you and support you during these times of hardships, how you come alongside others and support them that truly matters.
“A relationship means you come together to make each other better. It’s not all about you, and it’s not all about them. Its all about the relationship.
Support them in their dreams/visions just as much as you would expect them to support you. Make each other better. Challenge each other to go beyond average. Pull out the greatness from within each other.
Make sure they can find their biggest fan in you, and you can find yours in them.”