I was born and raised in Illinois (Go Bears!). I came to Wisconsin for college, graduating from Carroll in Waukesha. I've played sports like basketball and volleyball since grade school, and developed a love of running in middle school. I am a former high school teacher who now manages a software training team. Teaching group fitness after teaching high school students and adults was a natural transition for me, as I love motivating people to discover new things and work to their potential. I started my group fitness journey with BODYPUMP in 2015, and quickly realized how much I enjoyed helping others get fit.