After graduating from Texas State University in 2004 with a degree in Exercise Physiology, I began my fitness career in Houston, training at the big-name gyms. It didn't take me long to realize that globo-gyms are the opposite of fun and effective, and that there had to be something else out there that combined lifting weights and enjoying my job.
I found CrossFit in 2009, and for five years I coached and built a solid framework of knowledge and fitness. I saw a need for a specialized training group for women only; my goal was to provide women with a safe, judgement free, non competitive arena to lift weights, get stronger and more skilled, and enjoy the company of other awesome women. I started with three women, and LIFT has grown to over fifty five women in 2017.
I attended every certification I could afford, but found my passion in one in particular: Zach Even-esh's "Undergound Strength Coach" certification. He opened my eyes to real garage-gym training, lifting with whatever you could get your hands on; tires, chains, sleds, and ropes. I was blown away by Underground Strength, and in 2012 LIFT's focus switched to a Strongman base.
With a clear vision for the future of LIFT, I teamed up with Travis Holley to open Travis County Strength in December of 2013.
Travis County Strength has been hopping and rocking ever since. We have over one hundred supportive, hilarious, driven, and amazing clients. We are a gym loaded with everyday people doing extraordinary things, all working independently on personal goals while working as a team to strengthen our community in the most positive way possible.
Underground Strength Coach/Instructor
Hybrid Athletics Strongman Instructor
USAW- USA Weightlifting
Precision Nutrition Certification
Certified Birthfit Coach
B.S. Exercise Science
2011 Crossfit Regional Competitor
2010 CrossFit Games Individual Competitor, 26th place
2009 CrossFit Games Team Competitor, 2nd place