I have always been active – I grew up riding bikes with my Dad, I participated on a competitive cheer team, and, I also played soccer, which landed me a scholarship to earn a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
College allowed me to grow a passion for anatomy and physiology of the human body, how it adapts to exercise, and how it performs with intake of proper whole, nutrient-dense foods. As a former colligate athlete, I learned the importance of proper nutrition and how it contributes to athletic performance but also in daily life.
With contact sports, there is a risk for injury. I tore my ACL playing soccer and experienced the rehabilitation process with the help of a physical therapist. This inspired me to work along side physical therapists as a physical therapy technician. I was able to learn and understand the significance of proper body mechanics and how crucial it is to build up the body’s strength and stamina not only for athletics but also for daily movement.
Together I use my passions of daily movement, exercise science, and nutrition to coach my clients into becoming better athletes, better parents, or simply a better version of themselves so that they may live their lives to the fullest.
The mission of Dual Development is to promote health and movement through proven scientific research that aids in developing personalized training and nutrition programs to enhance athletic performance and overall health.
- B.S. Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPT
- Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach, PN1
- FiTour Indoor Cycling Instructor
- CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
What are your hobbies?
I love being outside – I mountain bike, free dive, surf, spear fish, and take my dog, Lola, on hikes. BUT, the one activity I may never experience is skydiving. I. Am. Absolutely. Terrified.
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
When traveling in Hanoi, Vietnam I tried a soup called “Bun Oc” – a sweet, slightly sour broth filled with snails.
What was your first job?
I worked as a hostess at a local restaurant in my college town of Flagstaff, Arizona.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Surf with my husband, Matt.
If you could go back in time, what decade would you travel to?
The 70s because of Led Zeppelin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rolling Stones (to name a few); I would love to see them live.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
I enjoy taking the time to learn what makes my client’s tick, and, I also love seeing my clients crush their goals.
best part of
being a coach?
Well, there’s a couple – the best parts are getting to know my clients holistically and watching them succeed in achieving their goals.
From experience, I know that every client is different in his or her goals, needs, and skill level. My programming is not a “one size fits all” approach – I create personalized programs for clients to enhance performance in their sport and help them form sustainable habits to create lasting health.