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.

Educational Background:

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

Publications/Additional Blogs 

National Federation of Professional Trainers

American Council on Exercise

IDEA Health & Fitness Association