From a young age, I have always loved moving!
My love of movement has allowed for incredible experiences: 2 time Pentathlon Champion, Sprint Triathlon Champion, Mixed Martial Artist, Olympic Development Program Soccer Player, Break Dancer and Forest Fire Fighter; I am grateful for all these experiences. As a baby, as long as the person holding me was walking or moving, I was content, but stop moving, and I'd let you know! All those rumors you hear about red heads being unruley, I 100% helped to encourage all of them.
I was lucky enough to have a parent that encouraged my sister and I to try anything and everything. From baseball and basketball, to swimming and sports with wheels. I eventually fell in love with soccer. In my teens, becoming a professional soccer player was it for me. I failed at making the club soccer team the first 2 attempts in Davis, CA. I was crushed. But I kept working hard and made it on the 3rd try, where I lacked in talent I made up for with hard work. I wasn't the best at school, I'd rather work on soccer than homework, I poured my heart into it. My dedication paid off when I was accepted to play division I soccer for Saint Mary's College of California, my dream of playing D-I soccer became a reality.
Bio of Owner & Head Fun-Raiser
During my junior year, I stood up for a player on my team that our coach was castigating in front of everyone. I was cut the next week. I transfered to the University of California Davis that summer. The coach there said I had to show that I was one of the top three players during tryouts. I had the ability but did not show it consistently through tryouts. I knew coming home on the second day that I'd blown it. I threw my bike across my backyard in a fit. My life long dream was dashed, I sobbed for hours. If I wasn't a soccer player, who was I?
Sticking up for my teammate which led to me getting cut, and subsequently not making the UCD team, were the most positively life changing sequences of events that have ever happened to me. I learned to follow my gut, and that there is always something to learn from "failures." I also learned that sometimes we can all have a certain perspective on life that might limit us to what else is out there.
I got a job working at the largest student run organization in the Nation that is the UC Davis Coffee House. Met so many different friends through the Coffee House, people from all walks of life and interests, we prided ourselves in being the most fun place to work on the planet! I joined the club Judo program and Club soccer program, and started to dabble in triathlons and mixed martial arts, which has been a passion of mine since. My World opened up! It led to me fighting forest fires, serving in the Peace Corps, volunteering on Organic Farms through South East Asia, and now, helping others become vibrantly happy, healthy, and playful!