I am accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Professional Fitness Instructor. I also have a degree in counseling and psychology, and have worked in the Mental Health and Substance abuse field, as well as social work for Child Protective Services. Also, I been a Desert resident for twenty years and have participated in various physical charity events including, riding 100 miles in the Tour de Palm Springs. I am an active trainer, as I have participated in all the activities I train, including hiking, lifting weights, running, just to name a few. I have overcome many obstacles to get where I am today.