My love for exercise started in junior high when I would tag-along with my older sisters to Step classes at the local fire station! In college, running became the best way to break the monotony of northwestern Iowa. Over the years my passion for fitness has grown along with a desire to share this passion with others. I love seeing the delight of someone finishing their first race or gutting out 20 push-ups for the first time. Not only do I love to train, but I frequently race local and international races and have completed an ultra-marathon and 2 Ironman races.