My Bio and Credentials

My Bio and Credentials 2017-03-26T21:47:49+00:00

I have always been an athlete and competitor

I’m not a world class climber, or a sponsored athlete. I just put in the time needed to accomplish my goals and take all the necessary steps. It is simple but not always easy. I believe that we all have a unique set of skills, expertise and passion that serve us and are what we are meant to share in order to serve others.

I have always been an athlete and competitor. I started in high school as a competitive track and cross country runner and moved on to a list of (for me inspiring) achievements in my adult life that include summiting mountains, guiding rivers and a variety of racing (triathlons, mountain bike racing and adventure racing).

As a girl I was drawn to the outdoors and feel most at home moving my body in nature. I believe that getting fit and using what mother nature offers can be a powerful way to change behavior patterns that do not serve us. It is one of the options I present to people to explore as we create a health/fitness plan. As a mother, business owner, coach, educator and speaker I can relate to the pressure many of us feel on a daily basis to fit it all in. I teach people how to accomplish their goals with many other pulls on their time. I have done this very thing for years as a competitive athlete and training to climb Everest. It is still part of my every day lifestyle. My goal as a coach is to teach you how to create the body and health you desire for the rest of your life.

After Everest I knew that my purpose was to assist others in achieving their personal goals in relation to health and fitness.

As an unlikely candidate to summit Everest I know that anything is possible if you are willing to take each step along the way if you are committed to change and want a different experience in relation to your health and fitness lets get started.

Most Recently

  • MS is Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Southern Oregon University 2009
  • California Outdoor hall of Fame recipient 2007
  • Peak Lennon in Kyrgyzstan, July/August 2009
  • Everest Base Camp trek Nepal 2006, guide 2009.
  • Guided a team to the summit of Kilimanjaro (19,345′) August 1st, 2008
  • Co-guide on Mt. McKinley (Denali), Alaska 2007.
  • Co-guided a team to the summit of 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest point in the southern hemisphere, in January 2007
  • Named Shasta High School Distinguished Alumni in 2006
  • Became the 26th woman to summit Mt. Everest (all routes)
  • The 6th woman to summit from the Tibet Side (North Col Route) in May 2006.
  • Summited Alaska’s Mt. McKinley in July 2005

Major Accomplishments

  • An 8th place finish in Discovery Channel World Championships adventure race
  • Two top 15 finishes in Primal Quest adventure race
  • Two top 20 finishes in Discovery’s Eco Challenge adventure race
  • Set women’s ascent record on 14,162’ Mt. Shasta (7000’ vertical gain in 133 minutes)
  • Ten top 3 finishes during four years of triathlons
  • Three years racing in NORBA Expert category mountain bike races
  • Distance running that included competing in marathons and 50K events, more than 50 races under marathon distance
  • Three years mountain guiding for Shasta Mountain Guides in Northern California; co-leader of women’s program; summited more than 30 times on various routes
  • Personal mountain climbing on Mt. Whitney, Orizaba and at least 12 other 14,000 foot peaks in the United States, New Zealand and Switzerland.
  • Six years river guide on Class III to IV whitewater
  • More than 6 years of fitness coaching
  • Founder of Fit Maternity and Beyond, providing fitness wear for mothers and mothers-to-be