My journey into wellness started at a young age. Beginning in elementary school, I was a competitive gymnast in the Pittsburgh area. My passion for movement eventually led me to competitive diving as a member of the Junior Olympic Team, with challenging daily training at University of Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, just as this new chapter in my life was unfolding, I was debilitated by severe Lyme disease.
My experience with Lyme disease was truly life-changing. I learned about humility, perseverance, mental fortitude, and inner strength. Prior to this divergence in my journey, I had always been focused on peak performance. A chronic disease taught me about whole-body wellness: the complete balance of mind, body, and soul to fight back against severe illness.
This new, challenging, and unexpected path in life led me into the world of Pilates. I became the first (and youngest) certified Master Trainer on the East Coast. I started leading teacher training sessions, helping studio owners, and supporting local entrepreneurs. Through Pilates, I was able to develop an even deeper understanding of my body, my health, and my overall wellness.
Nearly a decade of Pilates had taught me about movement, but something was missing: I still didn’t fully understand how to link all of the elements of whole-body wellness. Fortunately, I was able to participate in Duke’s Integrative Health Coach Training Program, revealing a whole new approach to health and wellness. Ultimately, this inspired me to start Mainsail Wellness & Performance, so that I could truly dedicate myself to helping, healing, teaching, and inspiring others.
I now live a full, active, and joy-filled life here in Annapolis, Maryland. I have a supportive husband, Alex, and an equally loving and supportive goldendoodle, Ella. Together, we mentor students and athletes; paddleboard; and live each day sunrise to sunset.