219th in 2020 Crossfit Open (45-49) Worldwide
2013 Ironman Triathlon All World Athlete
2x Ironman 140.6 mile Finisher
5x Half Ironman 70.3 mile Finisher
Crossfit Endurance Seminar Participant
Trained in POSE method running
20 year Coach of Lacrosse/Strength and Conditioning
High School Biology/Sport Exercise and Health Science Teacher
BA in Psychology/Biology--Johns Hopkins University
I grew up playing all things sports and love to compete, which was a necessary life skill being the youngest of 4 kids in my family. If I didn't compete every day, that meant less food at dinner, losing my seat on the couch, or just a general beating from my older brothers. As I grew older, living in Yorktown, NY, lacrosse became my passion and focus for over 20 years and led me to play at the D1 level at Johns Hopkins University. I had the unique opportunity to train under legendary weightlifting coach Bill Starr, while in college as he was our strength and conditioning coach. After college I enjoyed a 9-year professional career in Major League Lacrosse, winning 3 championships with the Philadelphia franchise. As my lacrosse career came to an end, my desire to compete did not change. I shifted gears to Crossfit in 2009 while re-defining myself as an athlete throwing my hat in the endurance world of triathlon. Combining Crossfit and Triathlon became my new passion for the last 10 years. I have done triathlons of all distances from sprints, Olympic, half-iron, and twice completed the Ironman distance.
Seeing people make a positive change for themselves motivates me as a coach. Your rise in confidence, how you carry yourself, and the ultimate change in mindset throughout the training process is what makes me want to come back each day.