Originally from North Carolina, I started in Campus Recreation while pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree at Wingate University.  Group Fitness quickly became a passion of mine when I started teaching TurboKick and dance fitness classes.  That passion quickly grew as I furthered my education in fitness adding personal training, U-JAM Fitness and Les Mills BODYPUMP to my list of certifications.  I also received my Master of Arts in Sport Management at Wingate University while being a Graduate Assistant for Facilities/Marketing & Promotions. 

I moved to Chattanooga to work at UTC in July, 2016.  I have enjoyed overseeing the Fitness program for Campus Recreation, and love the campus community. I am also an advisor for St. Jude Up 'til Dawn on campus, and love the mission St. Jude has.  In October 2018, I competed in Chattajack (a 31 mile paddle race) and completed! The Tennessee River has quickly become my second home here in Chattanooga. I love the active community in this city, and it allows me to push myself in many different aspects!