As part tribute to every great coach and mentor who helped me to believe in myself and reach my dreams, my passion has changed from self-improvement for the sport I loved, to helping others achieve their health and/or athletic goals.
University of Alaska Anchorage
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
University of Alaska Anchorage, Record 68-5
Professional Basketball Career
Collegiate Basketball career
University of Alaska Anchorage, record 87-26
For the first 18 years of my life were spent growing up on an island in the Gulf of Alaska by the name of Kodiak. You may have heard of it if you've seen The Guardian or The Deadliest Catch. Here the sun doesn't shine too often, so naturally I fell in love with indoor activities, basketball being the greatest love of them all.
Eventually, the game gave me the opportunity to get a college education and play NCAA Division II basketball for the University of Alaska Anchorage. After working relentlessly without any success my first two years on the roster, my coaches told me that I was just destined to be a bench player. I was crushed, but not short of hope and determination to prove them wrong.
The summer going into my third year, I committed to transforming my body and game into top shape. I returned the next season and earned a starting position and never looked back. After graduating college, I played two years professionally in Germany, and one summer in Australia then returned to UAA to coach on staff as an assistant coach as well as personal trainer at a local gym.
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. In August 2010, I packed my bags and headed north to the last frontier as a new member of the University of Alaska Women’s Basketball Team. What I thought would be a 4 year experience (granted I survive the first semester 3,000 miles from home), has turned into a 6 year adventure in which Alaska has now become my home.