I have loved movement and exercise since I started dancing at age 3. Health became my passion in high school when I lost my grandmother to complications from type 1 diabetes and my grandfather to a sudden heart attack. My remaining grandmother then went through heart bypass surgery and I watched as she did cardiac rehab. This ignited my interest in exercise as something more than fun.

I studied Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University and did my honors research on the interactions between diet and exercise in weight loss. I went on to earn my Masters Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at UNC Chapel Hill. I started working with people on their weight loss goals in 2001.

My passion is helping people reach their health and wellness goals safely and effectively. I love creating a safe, no-judgement zone and celebrating with people when they reach their goals.