I began my triathlon coaching career in 2011, but let’s step back a little further, so you can get the full story. I have a B.S. degree from Eastern University in Biokinetics and a Master’s degree from University of South Carolina in Public Health. I have worked in the fitness field, as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, water aerobics teacher, and coach for student athletes since 2007. I started competing in triathlons in 2010 and have competed in Sprint distance to Ironman distances races and everything in between. I have three certifications: American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist, USA Triathlon coaching certification, and US Master’s Swimming Level II Coach.
As a coach, I have presented at international conferences, received the Innovator of the Year Award for creating a triathlon training program specifically designed to train the 55+ age group to compete in triathlons, and been featured in the New York Times as an expert on training retirees to do triathlons! I have developed award winning triathlon programs and received a South Carolina Leading Age Innovation Award in 2014 for one of my training programs designed specifically for adults over age 55. I have also presented my programs at national conferences and received recognition for my efforts to encourage the growth of the multi-sport lifestyle.
I have coached more than 80 athletes through their first races and helped many competitors reach their fitness and triathlon goals. I did my first triathlon when I moved to South Carolina to make some new friends and join a community. I have a background in competitive swimming and running road races, so I was instantly in love with this sport that combined some of my favorite forms of exercise. After getting a few races under my belt, I was hooked! I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a career helping others discover their passions.
I look forward to helping you reach your full potential through a fun, interactive, and understanding coaching style where I’ll push your limits to help you achieve your dreams!