Director of Personal Fitness Services
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Get Motivated, Get Fit, and Get Stronger!I am here to help you. I will provide you with quality, personalized fitness programs as well as maximize the benefit of our training sessions. My undergraduate career was at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington where I played collegiate level soccer, ultimate frisbee, and was an outdoor recreation guide. I recently graduated from Colorado State University with a Master's Degree in Health and Exercise Science. Also, through the NSCA, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Not only do I like working as a fitness consultant, I love anything to do with the outdoors; skiing, hiking, biking, playing soccer, etc. A few of my training specialties include:
- Functional strength training
- Sport-specific conditioning
- Weight loss programs
Please stop by the Rec. Sports office and say hello. We can visit and see how I can help you achieve your fitness goals!
Assistant Director of Personal Fitness, Activity Classes for Credit, and Instructional Services,ACSM Trainer
Specialization: I specialize in athletic performance and flexibility training.
Fitness Philosophy: I believe that physical fitness should be fun and specific to every individual. Physical fitness is not only crucial for a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. We spend many days at the fitness center because we feel we have to, but we need to remember that we are here to have fun! I want to help my clients set goals that are suitable for themselves and design an appropriate plan for those goals. Really listening and focusing on the client enables me to find a program that is going to work best for them. I promise to help motivate you to achieve your best!
Fitness Background: I enjoy doing most physical activities outside, biking, hiking, climbing, yoga, skiing and running are a few of my favorites. I am currently active in many of these sports and challenged myself to run the 2010 Billings Marathon. I have always enjoyed doing physical activities and vow to continue doing so throughout my lifetime!
ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
I graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Health and Human Development/pre physical therapy. I am currently certified as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. I have also procured CrossFit L1 Trainer and CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor certificates. I grew up playing soccer and in college I became interested in martial arts. For several years I headed up the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club for students.
Aside from athletics I absolutely love the outdoors and enjoy spending time climbing, biking, hiking, hunting and fishing. I specialize in Olympic Weightlifting, functional training, kettlebells, and strength & conditioning. I am available to help you meet your fitness goals. I find simplicity and hard work to be the most effective at getting bigger, stronger, and leaner or whatever your goal may be. I am equipped to help you get there but I won't and can't do it for you.
Stop by the Rec Sports office and visit about how I can help you achieve your goals!
The fitness community is ever growing. New knowledge and studies are developed every day, as a trainer it is my responsibility to help clients reach their goals utilizing this current information. I believe in always improving through an understanding of health and wellness. I give my best effort in making sure everyone has the opportunity to better themselves, provided they too are willing to put the work in.
My fitness qualifications include NETA Personal Trainer Certification, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. I believe functional movement training can help anyone see improvement across a broad range of desires including sport specific goals, injury prevention, increased work capacity, and overall health of the body and mind.
Currently, I run the MSU FitPit club sport team and enjoy many different types of sports and outdoor activities. When you see me around the fitness center feel free to ask me questions.
I am currently working on graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Kinesiology. Along with playing soccer most of my life, I have previously been an assistant soccer coach for Butte High and Great Falls CMR girls' soccer programs, as well as club soccer in Butte, Great Falls, and Bozeman. Being physically fit and injury free has always been a high priority for all teams that I have coached.
My passion is to take any challenging situation that I cross paths with and take it on. With each new challenge, in each day, we have an opportunity to grow as a person and become successful.
As an employee with Montana State Athletics, I have the opportunity to not only watch Student-Athletes grow physically, but to grow as individuals as well. This is a philosophy that I bring with me into the gym every day.
Don't stop when it hurts, stop when you're done.