Originally from Zig Zag, Oregon, I grew up skiing and snowboarding as a toddler on Mt. Hood with my family and friends. Challenging my body and mind with athletics early on, I grew ever more interested in using my body to elevate my experience of life.
Moving towards a meaningful career incorporating science and movement, I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, I’ve also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Oregon State University here in Bend, OR.
While providing patient care at a physical therapy clinic in my first post-college position, I learned the importance of executing a personalized therapeutic exercise program. I am flushed with renewed energy seeing and experiencing sweet gratification after a tough, enduring workout. I am also a huge proponent for practicing self-awareness and intuitive free flow movement to observe the dynamic inner landscape from moment to moment.
I believe strength training is important for all individuals to feel powerful and grounded. The energy produced from accepting the reality of the present moment and choosing to keep moving forward has profound effects on resilience at multiple levels. I take pride in being a guide to this positive change.
I’m excited to join Fusion Fitness and work alongside impressive trainers.
When I’m not working, I’m enjoying all boardsports including snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. I occasionally go rock climbing, hiking, biking, or paddling. I also love reading, music, and baking. I’m always open to hearing about any recommendations for new experiences, so don’t hesitate to share with me your interests!