I grew up in Northern California and Minnesota but have lived in Las Vegas for 15 years. I played tennis in high school and got into running after college, but got hooked on CrossFit when I took my first class 11 years ago. I took my L1 last year and started coaching because I love helping people and seeing their growth and progress in the gym. People don’t realize how much they are capable of! I also nerd out on body mechanics and technique, so I appreciate all of the science behind CrossFit methodology and the mental and physical precision needed for Olympic Weightlifting.
Outside of fitness, I love traveling, food, snowboarding, animals, concerts/music festivals, and spending time with friends and family. I just launched my activewear brand, fitpanda, and I’m excited to see where that goes.