I’m so grateful to be part of the EF team! I love inspiring others through fitness to show up as their strongest selves, so they can feel great inside and out. I come from a family in which exercise was foreign and emotional eating was the norm. We did lots of talking, not a lot of walking. It wasn’t until well into my adulthood that I began to realize how much I relish movement, physical challenges, and feeling healthy and strong. Now, I have a passion for helping others, no matter where they are in their fitness journey, feel the same way! I’m experienced in leading a variety of strength-cardio formats, HIIT, TRX, and mat Pilates, as well as being a certified spin instructor and Behavior Change Specialist. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science and, when I’m not training, I work full-time as a Manager of Content Strategy for Optum Health. For fun, I paint, hike, run, travel, and spend time with my two amazing sons and two adorable cats.