Education: Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music from the University of Kansas
Certification: Zumba®, CPR, First Aid & Oxygen Administration
Personal Bio: I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where I spent much of my childhood attending the gym and Group Fitness classes with my parents, who have been excellent examples of maintaining health and wellness through frequent and consistent exercise. I developed a love for music and dance while in high school and left home for the University of Kansas, where I studied Music Therapy and Vocal Performance. Group fitness classes have allowed me to converge my love for music and fitness. Fitness and strength training have been a huge component in helping me achieve my life goals, because they have given me the energy to stay motivated. I started teaching water aerobics in September 2019 and I have really enjoyed motivating others to achieve their fitness goals. I look forward to gaining more knowledge and training as a Group Fitness Instructor and I am grateful to the Y for bringing me onto the instructor team!