I grew up on a ranch in south Texas near Laredo where I learned invaluable skills like proper cow raising and deer hunting. I was homeschooled (but I’m normal) and I went to a tiny high school where I was “athletic enough” to do most all sports. I was not even close to the best but I like the fun, competitive structure of practices and games!
After leaving my tiny town for Austin to go to UT, I was having a rough time figuring out what to do with myself. Over the summer after my freshman year, my best friend insisted I join her in a CrossFit class one morning; and against all odds of me not waking up, I made it.
I was pumped to be able to implement my regular workout routine when I got back for year 2 at UT, that I think I became pretty obsessive. In less than 8 months, I became an officer of UT’s CrossFit WOD Club, accepted a job as a front desk receptionist at a CrossFit box, and changed my major to Health Promotion. Basically, at this rate, I would be going to the CrossFit Games my junior year. I couldn’t be more happy that that did not happen.
I started exploring coaching and I fell in love. I got my Level 1 Certificate and I graduated with a degree in Health promotion and specialized in Personal training. My priorities for my own fitness have changed and become healthier to accommodate a balanced lifestyle. CrossFit is important to me because it aligns with everything that I strive for: community, personal growth, and physical fitness. It’s pushed me to go beyond what I’m comfortable with which is why I’m back in school for a second degree in Nursing at Texas A&M (hook ’em forever).
In my free time, I study nursing at any and all coffee shops around Austin and nanny two crazy active girls. I enjoy all food and drinks of the Mexican influence, wrangling cattle with my large family, teaching my man Jordan to hunt, and exploring Austin/watching Netflix with double-doodle-human-dog Zebadiah.