I grew up in Northern Virginia. Being the youngest of four, a competitive drive was developed in the attempt to keep up with my siblings. I was fortunate enough to earn a full scholarship to play basketball at Bentley University. It was during those four years that my passion to help those break boundaries through his/her body developed. In my junior year, I contracted Lyme Disease and Fibromylgia. I lost the ability to walk for several months, due to arthritis in all joints from my jaw to my ankles, bilaterally. The rehabilitation process revealed to me the body’s remarkable resiliency and ability.Immediately after graduating college, I became certified as a personal trainer, which then progressed to earning a Master of Science in Kinesiology. I have served as a college strength and conditioning coach for a national championship women’s basketball team, trained NFL/MLB athletes and prospects, coached competitive Crossfit athletes and Olympic weightlifters, as well as, developed health and wellness programs for chronic illness populations.. My goal is to serve a purpose greater than myself, which is why I am extremely excited about being part of the Solafide community.