I grew up in Northern California, graduating from Sacramento State University with a degree in Fine Arts. After backpacking through Europe a few times, and a short stint living in London, then Florida.
I returned to school at Sonoma State University where I earned my teaching credentials. However, a passion for fitness took me down a different path.
I embrace all aspects of fitness, which have included yoga, running, cycling, hiking, martial arts (in which I earned a second-degree black belt), and rock climbing. I also enjoy learning about anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology.
I first got involved in the business side of fitness in the early 1990’s when my husband and I owned and operated a karate school in California, where I managed the business and taught classes. The desire to heal chronic injuries, common to contact sports, led me to yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 19 years, exploring Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa styles. I continue to study at The Yoga Lab, in Bend, three times a week, as well as attending workshops and seminars whenever possible. I taught yoga for three and a half years at Redmond Proficiency Academy, as well as a Weight Training and Fitness class, and a Young Women’s Fitness and Empowerment class.
My current fitness endeavors include yoga, trail running, hiking with my husband, cycling, and you may also see me in a Shred, Combat, or Spin class at the RAC. I also enjoy hanging out with my daughter, painting in mixed media, ceramics, and playing my guitar, banjo, and piano.
“Listen to the voice that says you can, ignore the others.”