Since 1998, I have coached and trained hundreds of people to reach their health, fitness, and lifestyle goals.  I use an integrated mind-body approach, merging the best of Eastern practices and Western science in the disciplines of psychology, neuroscience, fitness, nutrition, and holistic health, to help my clients live a healthier and happier life in mind, body and spirit.  By address both the mind and the body, my clients experience lasting transformation, not just a “quick fix” or temporary solution.   My training includes:

    Traditional Education

    • Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, eating disorders, exercise addiction, and mental health.


    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist
    • ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
    • Power Plate Level I Certified


    • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (500 Hour)
    • Forrest Yoga Certified-Advanced Level
    • Yoga Therapy (100 Hour Certification)
    • Body Synergy Certified
    • Studies in Emotional Freedom Technique and Eden Energy Medicine


And in my “spare” time, I am an avid learner and seeker in the realms of energy medicine, psychology, neuroscience, fitness, nutrition and holistic health; an author and speaker; a Professional Fitness Model; and a World Champion Professional Figure Competitor.  Professionally and personally, I know the process of setting a goal and doing what it takes to make that dream a reality.  That dream comes into being by repeating little steps on a daily basis until that goal is reached. And even more important than the destination is WHAT you do and WHO you become during that journey.


My Mission

Of the many things I could do in life, my coaching business is my passion, as I feel an immense amount of joy from seeing others reach their goals and accomplishing things they never thought were possible. Not everyone grows up in an environment that is encouraging and I love being the one to encourage them and help them see that their goals are possible. And when their dreams become a reality, a light shines within them. They are beaming and to see that light, that joy, is truly one of the best things about what I do.

Not only is coaching a joy for me, but I believe it is a necessary component in our society. There is so much information available about nutrition and exercise, but even with the correct information knowledge does not equal change. The conscious mind needs help integrating what it knows into the subconscious mind so that change is not only possible but lasting! My coaching focuses on assisting clients overcome any physical, mental or emotional obstacles that keep them from this integration so they can live the life of their dreams.


My Commitment

Most importantly, I practice what I preach. I am uncomfortable asking someone else to do something I am unwilling to do. I journal, create affirmations and vision boards, and keep workout and food logs just like the rest of my clients because I’m just like you in that I get results by following the protocols that I prescribe for you!




IFPA Pro USA- 1st Place


IFPA Pro Yorton Cup World Championship-1st place and World Champion
IFPA Pro USA- 1st Place


IFPA Pro USA- 1st Place


Muscle Pharm IFPA Pro Yorton Cup World’s-2nd Place
IFPA Pro International-1st Place
IFPA Pro USA- 1st Place (and Overall Figure Champion)



NPC Sacramento Figure- 4th Place
NPC Continental USA Figure- 2nd Place



WNBF Pro Ms. Exercise – 3rd Place
WNBF Pro International Figure- 3rd Place
INBF Amateur World Championships Bodybuilding -1st Place (won Bodybuilding Pro card)
INBF Washington State Natural Figure- 1st Place  (won Figure Pro card)
INBF Capital City Natural Figure- 2nd Place
NGA Ms. California Extravaganza Figure- 1st Place



OCB Indiana Natural Figure- 1st Place
NPC Continental USA Figure- 2nd Place
NPC Sacramento Figure- 6th Place



  • Presenter at the Nor-Cal Fitness Summit- 2014
  • Training for Personal Trainers-24 Hour Fitness- 2014
  • Contributing Editor for “Natural Magazine International” (2012-current)
  • Contributing author for “Fitness and Physique Magazine”  (2011-2014)
  • Subject Matter Expert for designing curriculum for the Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science Program at Bryan University and Bryan College (2011-current)
  • Director of Education at Bryan College (2011-current)




  • KCRA Guest for Workout Wednesday’s Special Feature (4 segments)- 2008
  • Led training for California Family Fitness Group Exercise Instructors- 2008


  • Batucaxe Brazilian Dance Team- 2006
  • Assistant and Raw Food Chef for Doug Swenson’s Yoga Retreat- 2006
  • Monthly Raw Food Demonstrations and Health Seminars for Wild Oats, Tucson, AZ (2004-2006)


  • Assistant Instructor for Ana Forrest’s Yoga Teacher Training- 2005
  • Yoga Instructor for Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter – 2005


  • Mind-Body Coordinator for Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ (2002-2004)


  • Group Exercise Coordinator-Wellbridge Health Club and Spa, Clayton, MO (2001-2002)
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