I earned this nickname in high school while playing soccer. It ended up following me into college and my adult years. Many people who call me Fitz still don't actually know my real first name.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
- First Aid Certified
- Epi-Pen Certified **Coming Soon **
- Smiling 100% 100%
- Parallel Parking 25% 25%
- Eating Samples at Trader Joe's 95% 95%
- Saying “Shake” Rather Than “Smoothie” 76% 76%
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
B.A. Secondary Mathematics Education
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
M.S. Education: Curriculum & Instruction
My mom told me I could be anything I wanted to be EXCEPT a teacher! Oops, sorry mom! Sometimes in life you have to do things for the LOVE of it, not for how much money you will make. I have a passion for working with and teaching others. I often find that when I am helping others, I am the one in the end who learns the most! “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” ~Unknown
Growing up in Florida my dad taught me to play golf as soon as I could walk. I played varsity golf all through High School and enjoyed my bad v-neck sunburns every year. I also picked up Soccer during my High School days and would run with the CrossCountry team during the offseason just to stay in shape.
College and early adult years I found I hit a slump with exercising, I often would go to the gym and get on the elliptical for 30 minutes or do a slow jog with my dog. I felt as if my strength and energy were plateauing and I was ready for something different.
I found The SHOP in the summer of 2017, after my friend had suggested I just try CrossFit for a little bit to get an energy boost. My plan was to just do it for the $1 trial week but that turned into a membership just for the summer… which quickly turned into my new found happy place. What draws me to The SHOP everyday is the community of people that show up! I am inspired and impressed by all the members and I always leave The SHOP walking with my head held so high! I am beyond thankful for The SHOP Community!!!
Rapid Fire Questions:
The Giving Tree
Favorite Cheat Meal
Anything with lots of bacon… I only trust people who eat bacon.
Any EMOM, I love the balance of intense work and rest!
Least Favorite Exercise/Movement
Burpees… need I say more?
Something Others Might be Surprised to Learn About You
I have been all around the United States in a blimp! My sister and I used to drop banana peels out of the blimp window as little kids… I hope no one slipped!
Famous Last Words:
“Sometimes in life you have to do things for the LOVE of it”