Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

College attended and degree earned: Northern Arizona University (NAU), Bachelors in Public Relations

Years teaching Pilates: since 2006

Years taking Pilates: since 2002

Trained by: Katrina Foe through the Physicalmind Institute

Other related certifications/credentials: Balanced Body Instructor Trainer, Pilates Method Alliance certified

Continuing Education for Pilates: Balanced Body Faculty Training part 1 & 2 – 2010, Body Mind Spirit conference – 2007 & 2008, PMA Conference – 2006, 2008 & 2009, Pilates On Tour Conference – 2010 & 2011, AZ Pilates Alliance meeting – 2007, 2008 & 2009, Mari Windsor Workshop, Reform the Reformer workshop, Tower Above Other Instructors workshop, Chair Workshop, Barrels of Pilates Fun workshop, Pilates Arc Barrel workshop, Essential Extras workshop, Assisted Stretching workshop

Hobbies: Hiking and biking, traveling, reading, movies, hanging with my furry kids

Philosophy statement: Pilates doesn’t end when you walk out of the studio – we can teach you how to move healthier but it’s up to you to incorporate those changes every single day. It’s a way of life.

Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Control Front — It is the perfect combination of strength, control, balance and just plain fun!

How Pilates helped me: I began to appreciate and find confidence in my body and the wonders it can do.

Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love helping others find the confidence and connections in their bodies and watching as positive changes and body habits develop.