I grew up an athlete. Always on the field or court…competing for something. I was always the youngest on every team that I played on and always had to fight for my position and to prove myself. I suffered a torn ACL in basketball my senior year and thank God I was already signed to play at the University of Washington on a softball scholarship. It was a long road back to the field and learning to run again but I had to prove that I was the same player that I was when they signed me. I finished my career as a two time All American, first team All-Pac-10 three times and 2000 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year. I finished my career as the Husky record holder in more than 10 categories.
After college I played professional softball in Italy for 6 years and because of my dual citizenship I was able to compete in the 2004 Olympics in Greece. After my softball career was over I competed in a few Triathlon’s and one Century bike ride. I’ve always had this burning desire and fire inside of me that has made me want to compete. I have this drive that wants to prove people wrong, to be the best that I can be and to show people that anything is possible. I competed in my first figure competition in March 2014, just 13 months after my son was born. I wanted to prove to myself and others that having a child isn’t an excuse for being out of shape or unhealthy. If you don’t make time for yourself and to keep yourself healthy, who’s going to? I want to be able to inspire others and show them that you can do anything that you set your mind to. If I can motivate one person, then it is all worth it to me. Keep fighting. Keep pushing. Be a beast.