Born and raised in Southern California, I have been interested in health and fitness since I was an 11 year old, obese middleschooler. Changing my physical attributes is what motivated me to get a degree in nutrition from the University of Arizona where I also played water polo. While getting my degree, I began working with athletic trainers, physical therapists, and strength coaches on campus to better understand how all these practices worked together.
After graduation, I got my CSCS and became eager to work with different populations. I started with Velocity Sports Performance in Manhattan Beach where I aided NFL Combine camps for elite NCAA athletes. Soon after, I became the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Beach Cities Swim Club and instructed youth athletes in on-land training programs that improved their swim training sessions. Simultaneously, I worked for BRIK Fitness: a high-end private gym in Redondo Beach. At BRIK, I worked alongside Brian Nyguen and coached a wide range of clients varying from Olympic athletes, celebrities, special needs, and business executives.
While working at BRIK, I dove deeper into learning manual therapy and treatment modalities. I studied with numerous chiropractors and physical therapists in the South Bay while attending massage therapy school. I was then hired by the Human Garage in Venice as the Department Head for Rehabilitation and Training and worked there until I decided to go off on my own and create Kinection in 2018.
I am an athlete. I do MANY different kinds of activities.
As an athlete, I've faced various injuries that would make most individuals stop doing the activities they love. I believe it's important to practice what I preach, so everything I teach others is what apply to my own life. This is why I have always placed such a high emphasis on continuing education each year. I believe this is the best way to understand my client's needs as well as my own needs as a coach.