- LV 1 Cert
I was born and raised in Farmington, Missouri. I grew up playing just about every sport that was available to me. In high school, I focused mostly on volleyball and soccer and played both sports year-round for the high school teams, as well as travel teams. I also spent a lot of time as a kid and into my high school years doing gymnastics. I have always had a love for competition and athletics. I met my husband when we were in high school and we moved to Springfield to attend MSU for college. I majored in Elementary Education and I am a former Kindergarten Teacher. After college we moved to Northern Virginia where I began my teaching career and I was introduced to CrossFit for the first time. I was instantly hooked! While in Virginia, we got married and had our first child. Shortly after having our daughter, we moved back to Springfield to be closer to family. We then had our second child and bought a house in Republic. I have been a stay-at-home mom since my kids were born along with some part-time jobs (coaching HappyFeet soccer and Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers) and now coaching at CFR!
My love of CrossFit began almost 6 years ago. I have been hooked since day one! I have bounced around between CrossFit gyms and am so happy to have found CrossFit Republic. There aren’t any other gyms out there like it. I have a lot of passion for weightlifting, and maybe a little less for running….but I love how everyone pushes each other to be better athletes every time they are in the gym. I also enjoy doing some competitions from time to time. Even before I considered becoming a coach, I really liked to spend time helping other athletes with their technique and skills. I knew that being a CrossFit coach would be something I would want in my future. I am so excited to now begin coaching and share my love of CrossFit with everyone and help others find enjoyment in fitness!