Hi, my name is
MSW, CPT, PES, CES, FNS, YES, SFS ACE
I cannot wait to help you become the very best parent you can be!
My unique accomplishments in the fields of Child Development, Health, and Fitness have given me an unparalleled perspective and expertise that I would love to share with you.
Child Development Credentials
Masters in Social Work
With a passion for working with youth and families, I studied juvenile justice at Stanford University. Ever since, I have made it my mission to better the lives of all children.
Work with Juvenile Felons
Working with the California Youth Authority I helped rehabilitate repeat offender juvenile felons, many of whom had substance abuse issues and most had no contact with their families. I saw first-hand what can happen when children were raised without the guidance they need.
Nationally Recognized Program
When a program I helped create to prevent juvenile delinquency was formally recognized as one of most innovative in the nation, I was asked to be a guest speaker at a national conference on juvenile justice.
I have worked as a family councler for parents and their families. I have also led support groups for struggling parents. Over decades I have helped countless parents and their children overcome their unique obstacles.
Award Winning Author
Applying what I learned to parenting, I created a new program for parents published in the book Exercising Values - Happy, Healthy, Kind, & Considerate Kids. The book and program won two Excellence in Education Awards in the category of character building for elementary school aged children.
My dedication towards helping families live their best lives does not stop at healthy relationships and healthy minds, I strongly believe in taking care of our bodies as well and my health and fitness credentials are just as substantial.
Health & Fitness Credentials
Teacher & Program Manager
I have taught health at the university level and was the program manager for the personal training programs at two colleges. I trained future generations of personal trainers and shaped the curriculums they followed.
Athletic Coach & Personal Trainer
As a trainer and coach myself, I have helped people lose over one hundred pounds and I have helped others lose those pesky extra 5 or 10 pounds. And I have coached elite athletes competing at the highest levels of their sports.
As a level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Coach I had experience guiding hundreds of women to stunning body composition changes.
Team USA Triathlete
I am currently a competing member of Team USA and have competed all over the world including in multiple Ironman Triathlons.
Lifetime Sportswoman Award
I was the honored recipient of the UMB Lifetime Sportswoman Award in 2017.
My Greatest Credential
Mother of Six &
Grandmother of Five
As only a parent can, I know the joys and the struggles of what you are going through. I have been where you are and now I want to be there for you.
I drew upon decades of personal and professional experience to create the Exercising Values framework. It worked for me and I have seen it work for families all over the world, including single parents, working moms, home educators, and even with families staying at homeless shelters. It will work for you.Learn How
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