I am an athlete and explorer born in the Bay Area. I've lived in California and all over the states. While I enjoy visiting exotic places, such as Dubai, I am a California girl to the bone. And more specifically, a country girl at heart.
Currently a resident of El Dorado County, I thoroughly enjoy the Sacramento to Lake Tahoe area. I consider myself very blessed to live in a community with such an abundance of fitness opportunities, equestrian community, adventure and nature.
I began my professional career in fitness as a Certified Personal Trainer in 2006. Since then, I have achieved a diverse fitness background with certificates ranging from general group fitness to specialties such as Zumba and Spinning. I have trained at various Southern California athletic clubs as well as the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. I have recently coached at SwimLabs of El Dorado Hills and RubiconFit in Placerville is my gym home.
While fitness is definitely part of who I am, horsemanship is the flip side of that coin. In 2011, I founded The Ranch at Hillside Haven. My sanctuary for animals is a 501c3 non profit organization that provides education animal encounters to the community. For more information on The Ranch please visit AtTheRanch.org
In addition to running The Ranch, I also offer my services as a Horsemanship Instructor and Horse & Yoga Integration Teacher. Horsemanship Instruction is primarily for 5-18 years of age. Being that I did not grow up with horses, it is a special passion of mine to provide access and knowledge to any aspiring equestrian. The adults don't have to feel left out though, Equine Yoga sessions are available for all ages. Please click on the corresponding tabs for more information!