I have always wholeheartedly believed in the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, when I obtained a Masters in Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision it was because of counseling's wellness origins and emphasis on helping normal people through normal life issues. My fitness journey began several years later. After a transformative transition in my personal life that I share in my book, "Healing Through Movement: Getting Back Up After a Broken Heart," I seemed to intuitively know that healing would not come through words alone, but through movement. Sure enough, the more I mindfully engaged my body and soul, the stronger I got- internally, and then externally.

Today my passion is to help others through their unique process of growing in strength. As a licensed professional counselor, certified personal trainer, writer and speaker, I aim to help people holistically address each aspect of their being in order to achieve optimal living. The philosophy that guides all my work is this: I pray that you would prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers and gets along well (3 John 2). Thank you for allowing me to join your journey toward joy and wellness.