A triathlete, wife, mother of three, and NICU nurse at The Women’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Passionate about helping others reach their goals in the sport, while keeping life balanced as much as possible.
I approach training holistically to meet an individual’s physical needs, personal ambitions, and life circumstances while providing support along the way. Your goal becomes my goal. I have been blessed to have participated in many triathlons, trail and road running races, learning from each experience that I’m excited to share with others to help them in their journey in the sport of triathlon.
Ivy Tech College - Bloomington, IN
Associate in Science in Nursing May, 1998
American College of Sports Medicine
Certification in Personal Training December, 2010
Certification in Nutrition Coaching February, 2012
Certification in Plant Based Nutrition March, 2012
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing May, 2015
IRONMAN© Certified Coach
Certified Triathlon Coach Program February, 2016
USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach
Certification Program November, 2016
Experience -Have spoken at several club meetings regarding health and exercise - Assisted with various local running races and YMCA indoor triathlons - Race director for two local 5Ks - Create nutrition articles for the “Get Active” magazine quarterly -Article published for Deaconess Hospital on proper hydration - Created and conducted weight loss presentations for the local YMCA -Personal trainer at the local YMCA for over 5 years - Created and conducted a boot camp class at the local YMCA -Provided personalized nutrition consultation coaching for 2 years -Substitute teach various exercise classes at YMCA - Certified in YMCA Fitness Instruction - Past YMCA board-elect President & current board member
Triathlon - Raced over 20 triathlons including 4 full IRONMANS - Qualified and raced Toughman Championships in New York - Raced in several trail and road running events - Assist with YMCA Swim team & adult swim-Conducted a Triathlon training camp in 2016 for TRY Knox County - Member of Southern Indiana Triathlon Team for over 7 years - Create a weekly nutrition insert for the Southern Indiana Triathlon Team - Conduct nutrition clinic for Southern Indiana Triathlon Team members -Assist Southern Indiana Triathlon Team in their events and clinics - Currently serving on Southern Indiana Triathlon Team board - Member of USAT Midwest Region for over 8 years -Current member of USAT Coaching organization - Have been coaching clients for almost 2 years - Qualified for IRONMAN’S All-World Athlete bronze & silver levels - Served as race director of Hoosier Classic Bicyle Tour
Passionate about athletics forever. As an avid swimmer and runner growing up, I embarked on my first sprint triathlon experience in 2007. I had a blast and was just glad to finish! Life has been full of many triathlon adventures since . I want to help others reach their goals whether big or small because swimming, biking, and running have taught me many life lessons and made me a better person!
Ironman Kona 2016 qualifier
(11th in age group)
Boston Marathon Participant
(Finish time: 3:01)
Ironman finisher in 2013 & 2015
(Second place in Louisville Ironman)
Multiple record holder at Jasper High School and Ball State University
IHSAA high school state runner up 2007
State qualifier in track and field and cross country
Experience - 18 years of swimming experience as both an athlete and coach - Ball State University Swim Team Record Holder - Head coach of the men's and women's varsity swimming teams at Frankfort High School - PE and Health teacher at Frankfort High School - Satellite team of Sugar Creek Swimming Club Head Coach - PE/Health teacher at St. Ben's School - Rolling Hills Swim Team - Adult swim fit group at Castle High School
Triathlon - Raced all distances of triathlons throughout the past 10 years - first half Ironman was in Muncie, IN second in the Louisville Ironman and qualified for the World Championships in Kona, HI.
Lessons - I started doing sprint triathlons for fun and enjoyed training all three disciplines. I had to work hard to learn a lot about biking in my early years. My first half Ironman was in Muncie, IN and it was a challenge, but I was glad I did it! After my collegiate swimming career, I still had a competitive bug. I signed up for an Ironman with a friend to help each other in the journey. It started my more "serious" racing in triathlons. After my finish in Louisville, I went into strict training and enjoyed the journey to Hawaii! The race was incredibly challenging, but amazing at the same time!