Tell us about yourself and your family. I'm mom to William (4) and Harrison (1). Married to a submariner.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Kitsap? I was originally born in Bakersfield, California but my family moved when I was 4 to Saudi Arabia. We lived overseas in Saudi, Indonesia and Kuwait until I started college at UC Santa Cruz. I first moved to Poulsbo in 2012, moved to Connecticut, then back to Poulsbo in 2017.
Share a favorite mom moment. This is a tough one! Probably seeing my older son "read" books to his little brother.
Any words of wisdom for other moms? Not really! I'm right there with you learning as I go.
What are your 3 favorite things? Sailing, the beach and my family.
Why did you join FIT4MOM? Why do you love it? I joined Fit4Mom because I wanted a way to workout without having to find childcare for my baby. There was no gym childcare where I was living at the time until babies were 6 months old. I thought I would just do stroller strides until William was old enough to go to the gym childcare but ended up liking the workouts and companionship so much I never left. It was also great for William because he got to spend time with a great group of kids his age. We both made friends, a win win!
What would you tell someone thinking about joining? Do it! I wished I had found Fit4Mom sooner.
What is the BEST thing about being an instructor? Getting to share my love of fitness and stroller strides with other moms. I also love seeing moms making new friends in class.
What is one of your current wellness goals? Surviving my husbands sea tour?? Ha! Also setting time aside for myself.
Favorite Exercise. It's a tie between deadlifts and a plank 4-point touch.
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us! I have a graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration and a BS in Environmental Geology. I once spent 10 weeks at sea on the scientific drilling ship, JOIDES Resolution, as their onboard science illustrator.