I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for almost 8 years, including as physical therapist, personal trainer, sports performance coach and manager for a sports nutrition store. Two years into my college baseball career, I experienced two major injuries that required surgery. The support and motivation I received from an awesome physical therapist and strength coach were exactly what I needed to crawl out of the dark place that an injury can put you in. Fast forward one year, and I received my personal training certification with the goal of helping others the way I was helped. I then chose to take a route of both strength and conditioning and physical therapy so I could work with people trying to recover from injury, improve performance or increase their overall fitness.
My job is amazing because it combines my three biggest passions: exercise, education and acts of service. I’ve worked with a wide variety of people, and I learn as much from each client as they learn from me. I get the same amount of joy working with a professional athlete as I do when working with someone who has never been in a gym before. Clients like working with me because I do my best to create a professional yet comfortable environment that is centered around them.
My specialties include injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and sports performance. However, I feel comfortable treating or coaching individuals from all walks of life.
I aim to promote optimal health and wellness by providing clients with the proper support and education while maintaining a positive environment that allows all parties to thrive. I was once the person who was extremely intimidated by walking into a gym. I know the uncomfortable feeling of being pushed outside of your comfort zone. That’s why I try to create a supportive and positive environment.
Outside the gym
Outside of the gym I typically enjoy a weekend of camping & fly fishing, snowboarding, or a day spent reading at a local coffee shop or brewery. I’m new (ish) to Oregon so don’t hesitate to send your recommendations my way!
For the first time in my life, I don’t have any pets. Growing up, my dad was a veterinarian so our house was full of animals. It has been a weird adjustment; however, I’m looking to get a golden retriever as a hiking and camping buddy soon!