Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I’m a fun, smart, loving and hardworking professional who enjoys my family, friends and the journey of finding daily balance. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio (Who-Dey!), and relocated to Washington state after a year of international business study at Xavier University. I moved across the country to pursue degrees in health and wellness because I found myself spending hours an hours outside of class training in a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym. Everything I could think of was related to how I could feel better and be stronger while training in Muay Thai, Filipino Kali, Jeet Kun Do, grappling and kickboxing.
At the same time I was a strict vegan. Like the kind that thought they were almighty for being a purist… you know, the kind that would roll their eyes at you for eating meat…frankly, pretty narrow minded. Little did I know, I just didn’t understand enough about how to fuel myself to do it right if to remain vegan, not be exhausted and easily bruised. Well, going all in is my style, so reading a diet book or crunchy granola cooking manual or attending weekend retreat (much less popular back then) was not going to cut it. Knowing that MMA was part of my core, I decided to switch gears and focus on a professional career through Bastyr University, an integrative medicine school.