BA in Elementary Education with an English Minor
FiTOUR Kickboxing Certification
Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper
I don't identify as an "athlete". I grew up on a dairy farm one of 8 kids, with lots of chores and responsibilities. I never "exercised" but could unload wagons of hay all day. Horses were my first love; I have more rodeo memorabilia than sports awards. I played volleyball and basketball, but by the time I was in high school, I was at EVERY sporting event...as the drum major (my mother is a music teacher)! My career in teaching came naturally to me (the leadership, structure, time management, goal-setting, organization, and activity), and coaching at High Vibe is a healthy extension of that passion.
My membership at High Vibe was the first time I focused on something for myself. Coming from a large family, years of teaching, being a wife and a mother, all focused on giving to others or putting others before myself. Don't get me wrong - family and my career are both blessings and of great value, but I was "stuck". At High Vibe, I burned calories, anxiety, and stress, and started building confidence, strength, and stamina, all of which have made me a better wife, mother, and teacher. My current position in life is a reflection of where I have been, where I come from - I can't move forward if I don't identify how I ended up here. Both moments of success and failure helped me grow and go forward.
I have a great appreciation for all our gym members, athletes, and non-athletes, and encourage their participation. There's a great mix of coaching styles and classes for everyone. We start the week focused on arms, legs, and cardio. My Thursday Kickboxing is a mix of all three with some humor to help you finish Friday strong. High Vibe is more than a place to sweat; it's a community of believers who work at physical, mental, and emotional health together. High Vibe gives and gives and gives. As a gym member, willpower alone has not helped me achieve. As a coach, I want to give you the accountability and possibility of change and reaching goals. I will come alongside you and invest time, offer perspective, adjust plans, and celebrate your success!