When One Door Closes: Rejection and Acceptance

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Happy New Year! If you’ve been following my journey on social media you’ll know that I was vying for my dream job as’s Cancun Experience Officer (CEO). You may also know that thanks to the amazing and endless support of the people around me, I was doing pretty sweet in the vote rankings (ending […]

What’s My “Why”? The CEO Search Edition

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The past 3 weeks have been absolutely amazing! I think I’ve used more exclamation points than I’ve ever used in my life over the last few weeks! When I applied for the CEO Search I had no idea what my chances would be, especially since I entered the competition a week late, but as […]

I’m Not Afraid: The Journey to Being’s CEO

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

It was another typical day at work, putting in orders, serving customers and chatting about current events. I was in the middle of talking about how exciting I am about the CEO Search and how well it’s gone thus far. Mid-sentence I heard the Megyn Kelly Show in the background. Three women were on […]

Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

 “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride, nobody gonna slow me down, oh no, I got to keep on movin’” When Matthew Wilder sang “Break My Stride” he probably didn’t know that it would still be an anthem for people 34 years later. I know it is for me! After my last blog post I was so excited […]

Defending Yourself…and Your Skin!

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

And I’m back! So much has happened in the last 2 years and I can’t wait to update everyone on my travels through Southeast Asia and all of the experiences that I’ve had. Before I take a look back at the past I’d love to tell you about a recent trip that I just took […]

“Best Day Eva!” Part II: A Look Back at the 2013 TFW Summit

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

And now for the thrilling conclusion (which can also be found at When we left our story I was on the verge of a challenging rope climb. Let’s see what happens… Cheers roaring. I came about 1 foot from the top just short of the bell, slide down, and fell into the shredded rubber beneath […]

Best Day Eva! Part I: A Look Back at the 2013 TFW Summit

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Some of you may have already read this blog as it was written for and published on . Last year’s TFW summit was almost exactly a year ago. Even though it may be old news, since I’m keeping my adventures in chronological order, it may be new to you! Enjoy!! Special thanks to Lucas Noonan […]

The Mind of the Athlete

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

While meeting with Jason C. Brown and Zach Even Esh at the Hammer Strength Clinic, I also sat in on several other lectures, one of which was Sports Psychologist Dr. Jarrod Spencer’s lecture on the mind of an athlete. This is a very interesting topic to me since my entire theme is based on motivations. Dr. […]

The Underground Strength Coach

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Not long after my drive to Columbus for the XPC Semi-finals I heard that Hammer Strength was having a Wrestling Clinic at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Being a former high school wrestler this peaked my interest. I found out that not only was Jason C. Brown, who I had just seen, was going to be […]

Conquer Self, Conquer All: A Small Glimpse into Women’s Powerlifting

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

After getting home from Philadelphia, my travel didn’t stop there. I spent a few days at home before hitting the road to drive 3 hours down to Columbus. That weekend happened to be the weekend of the XPC Semi Finals. Since I had moved back from Las Vegas, I started getting more and more interested […]

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