After high school, I attended Columbia University, where I competed as a multi-event athlete for the Division-I Lions on the track and field team. I graduated from the university in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
After graduation, my love of fitness continued. I was certified by the Cooper Institute (Dallas, TX) as a Physical Fitness Specialist for Law Enforcement and began running a fitness program within my department. In 2005, I began training in CrossFit and gained multiple certifications through that program, teaching classes at two gyms in Eastern Massachusetts. I taught CrossFit for approximately 10 years and gained a tremendous amount of experience in leading both group classes and designing one-on-one programs. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I also earned a graduate degree in criminal justice from Curry College and a graduate certificate in management from Lasell University.
I was born and raised in Eastern Massachusetts. I attended Weymouth High School and was captain of both the basketball and track and field teams. My family currently lives in Western Massachusetts.
As an adult, I competed in regional CrossFit competitions, the CRASH-B Indoor Rowing Championships, numerous road/trail races, and the Nashville Marathon.
Knowledge without character is a dangerous combination. It is vital to convey ethics, integrity, and values alongside academics as we coach our children toward adulthood.
Ephesians 6:10-13: “ Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”