Professionally, I served as the Director of Health and Human Performance for a near decade at a rural community college in Wyoming. I instructed courses in exercise science, physical education, and personal training. Now, I am the Director of Educational Partnerships & Programs for the NFPT. I am also an instructor for several higher education institutions as well as a full-time writer for national organizations.
At the time I started writing professionally (2016), I had over 14 years of experience in personal training as well as adult education and instructional design. I believe in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is not defined or limited by physical stamina, muscle size, or outward appearance. An active and healthy lifestyle is multifaceted and requires commitment and balance in all aspects of personal wellness. Being fit means finding an equilibrium between the physical, social, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and spiritual dimensions of personal well-being. I am personally and professionally dedicated to teaching students and clients how to achieve such balance through learning and focused skill development. It’s not simply about “hitting the gym”; it’s about discovering inner strength, harnessing personal potential, and exercising the courage to pursue a meaningful goal.
B.S. – Exercise and Sport Science
M.S. – Kinesiology and Health – Health Education/Health Promotion
Ed.D. – Adult and Post-Secondary Education
NSCA-CPT – National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer
NFPT-CPT – National Federation of Professional Trainers
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
ACE Health Coach
ACE Therapeutic Exercise Specialist
Pn1 – PN Level 1 Certified
NASM Virtual Coaching Specialist