Creating is who I am.
On the field I create masterpieces. As a professional athlete competing with the USA women’s national rugby team, I get to compete in real-live wizarding chess -tactical, cunning, and brutal. The decisions we’ve made on the pitch earned us a bronze medal at the Rugby 7s Women’s World Cup in Moscow. I again got the honor of competing in the 2014 15s World Cup in Paris. And most recently won the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship with Scion Rugby Academy. I love the game. For all that I give to it, it gives me in return.
I also love to learn. An NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist who holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise and Sport Science and Spanish, I take my craft and devise programs for improved body composition and high performance athletics. I’ve been the strength and conditioning coach and assistant rugby coach for universities such as UNC Chapel Hill, the Naval Academy, and American International College. Through my work as a creative professional, I’ve designed 12 week body weight training and fat loss programs, three month strength and power development plans, 30 minute on-the-go training apps and written about fitness and health until my fingers were sore.
What I love most, however, isn’t the finished product. It’s the process. We only get one chance at this life, and I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t fun. Sure, there’s a daily grind, but I get to apply my talents to help others – and that’s freaking awesome. So I write about that. About love, life, time and why we take ourselves so seriously.
Three books you need to read now if you want to understand how I think –
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – for it’s ability to see the world from a dog’s point of view. Keep your eyes on where you want to go, adjust with life’s challenges and what you manifest is before you
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – for it’s commentary on individualism, staying authentic, admiring the creative genius of humans that put their minds to work
- The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho – for teaching me to live in the present, to listen to my heart and never give up.
Read quickly, and then get back to me. I’d love to work with you.