I didn't play sports growing up, but I danced and did other performance activities. In college, I started running, weightlifting, and Taekwondo. I loved the weights and I earned my Black Belt! I spent a lot of years doing some combination of running and weight training until I discovered CrossFit! I saw the Games on TV and knew I had to find a place to learn those skills! My coaching style is shaped by my personal experience; CF coaches helped me believe in my potential to show up, give it my best, and enjoy the growth. I try to help athletes work efficiently so that they can progress, and to be proud of themselves at the end of each workout.
My biggest turning point is a recent one, starting Chapter 2 of Life! I recently made a major career shift, leaving a successful academic career to go into business for myself, something I have dreamed of for a decade! Doing so meant stepping away from a defined path and overcoming perfectionism and fear of failure. I have learned to draw from other moments in my life (CF included!) when I pushed beyond my comfort and succeeded. I am grateful to family, friends, and my CFL community that have cheered me on so far!