All my life I knew I wanted to be in the health field, but it wasn’t until 2006 when I started to find a true calling in the fitness world. I started my fitness journey as a runner, training for half marathons and local races, until I developed a knee injury. From there, I was introduced to the world of physical therapy, which sparked my interest in the subject I would later study and is now my current career field. During my running hiatus, I stepped into a weight room that unleashed a whole new perspective on what it means to be healthy and strong. Since then, I continued studying exercise science, obtaining my B.S. in Kinesiology (pre-physical therapy route), studied to become a Physical Therapist Assistant, worked as a P.T.A. and Chiropractic Assistant, took a step in bodybuilding, worked as a personal trainer and Level 1 CrossFit Coach, and now I continue to be an aspiring strength and conditioning coach to ultimately be a part of a community that bridges the gap between rehab and fitness performance.