MA in School Psychology from The Ohio State University
MA in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook
BA (major in Psych and Sociology) from SUNY Binghamton
List all Current Certs:
USA Weightlifting: Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1 and 2 Coach
CF Olympic Weightlifting
CF Movement and Mobility
CrossFit provides athletes with an opportunity to push themselves, to do something that seems too hard, and to learn how their bodies can move with power. My job is to teach the skills required to test these limits. Through education and encouragement, I want to motivate athletes to be disciplined enough to meet their goals and to also experience the fun of getting stronger within a community of like-minded people. How much you lift does not impress me as much as the effort you put into reaching your athletic potential. I strive to inspire others by setting an example of myself and to instill a lifelong enjoyment of health and fitness.
How I was introduced to CrossFit:
I found CrossFit in 2010 while I was living in Carmel, Indiana (a suburb of Indianapolis). A friend of mine posted a video of herself completing a kipping pull up. At the time I was running 1/2 marathons, playing league ultimate frisbee and taking various fitness classes (spin and bootcamps!). I remember watching her video and feeling complete envy at seeing that pull up. I wanted to do it too. I subsequently found my local crossfit gym….CrossFit Carmel. They had opened only a few months prior but it was exciting and thrilling to get involved in their scene.
Recent favorite movie in theater:
Recent favorite rented movies:
A Shine of Rainbows, Boyhood
Recent Favorite Books:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Currently on my nightstand:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
My favorite local restaurants:
Moo in Ottsville
Blue Point Grille
My favorite food:
Tell us something that we don’t know or would be surprised to learn about you:
I played in the Ultimate Frisbee National Championship in 2000. I was a ball girl in professional tennis matches played by Ivan Lendel and Boris Becker. I used to make my own beer. I grew up on Long Island and have lived in Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and the Mt. Airy neighborhood in Philly prior to moving to Yardley.
My favorite WOD is:
Helen and Annie are two of my favorites.
My Favorite Lift is:
Cleans and Deadlifts.