What is your role here at Gymtime? Coach.

What is the best part of your job? Seeing the growth that takes place in each gymnast throughout the year. I love to see the gymnast’s hard work pay off when they accomplish a new skill.

What was your first job? Gymnastics coach. I started coaching at the age of sixteen.

Where did you grow up?  Duluth, MN

What is your favorite activity to do outside of work?  I love to dance. Jazz, tap and ballet are my favorites.

What is something most people would be surprised to learn about you? I moved to New York City to pursue my dream job of being a professional dancer. 

What are three things you never leave the house without (besides your wallet, keys and phone)?  My Nike’s, water and gum.

If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be? Herb Brooks, the 1980 United States Olympic hockey coach. 

“What is courage? Let me tell you what I think it is. An indefinable quality that makes a man put out that extra something, when it seems there is nothing else to give. I dare you to be better than you are.” –Herb Brooks

What is your favorite…

Book? “Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis

Movie? “Disney’s Miracle” (Based on the 1980 Hockey Olympics)

Song?  “Can’t Help Falling in Love”- Elvis Presley

Food? Herbalife Protein Shake

TV Show? Law and Order SVU

Hot or cold? Hot

Early bird or night owl? Early Bird, nothing beats an early morning run.

Coffee or tea? Neither, I’ll take an ice water.

Sweet or savory? Sweet

Country or city? City