Category you compete in: NPC Figure
Date of birth: 2/15/1985
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Career: Field Sales Representative for MHP/MuscleMeds and a Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach at BODYlogic
2010 NPC Bikini 1st place and Overall
2010 12th place Bikini at USA’s
2011 9th place Bikini Emerald Cup
2013 2nd Place Figure Coastal USA
2014 3rd Place Figure Ft Lauderdale Cup
Next competition: My main focus right now is to begin the filming of a new reality show called War Hammer Nation which will start filming January 7th. My Next Competition is TBD but sometime in the 2015 season.
How has your life changed since you adopted this lifestyle and started competing? Since I’ve started this lifestyle it’s benefited me in several ways, both physically and mentally. Physically, I have sustained two lower back fractures and staying physically fit has helped relieve my low back pain. I also have been battling hypothyroidism for the past 6years so staying on top of my nutrition and exercise keeps me feeling my best! Mentally, training and competing keeps me motivated with unstoppable drive and determination. As a ballet dancer for many years I had excellent discipline; however, competing has brought this discipline to a much higher level. Competing in this sport is like no other, the dedication takes 24 hours 7 days a week. Your sleep, water intake, food, supplementation, and gym sessions are all on a schedule and needs to be followed correctly for optimal results. So throughout the years this lifestyle has taught me organization, diligence, commitment, discipline, structure, balance, hard-work and dedication. And that’s why I love it!
What have you found to be the best way to balance family, friends, career, this lifestyle, etc… The best way I have found to keep a good balance in life is to have superb organization. I’d say that one of the most important parts of being successful in the bodybuilding world is structure and consistency. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail. Managing my days in advance helps for consistency, not only with my meal prep, but also in the gym which makes life easier thus giving me more time with my loved ones. Food is an EXTREEMLY important part of your contest prep so at all times I’ll have at least 3 meals with me wherever I go. Here is no excuse for not being properly prepared. Being pro-active has allowed me to go do things with my loved ones stress-free.
If you could change places with one competitor for the day who would it be and why? I would want to change places with Kai Greene for a day because I’d like to see what it would be like to have all the muscle!
Name two of the most inspirational people in your life and tell why they inspire you. A very close friend, IFBB Pro Marga Overby is a very inspirational person in my life. She has been competing for over 10 years and is the most consistent and diligent person I know. She is able to maintain a hectic work schedule while balancing contest prep and time for family and friends. What I really admire is you’ll never hear Marga complain, she is a very upbeat, positive person and always has a smile on her face! She is the perfect example of a do-er! This lifestyle can be done with no excuses needed!
Another inspirational person in my life is my brother. I am inspired by his work ethic and drive. He is excellent at setting personal goals and then conquers them. Tyler has really taught me to think outside the box and make your dreams your reality. He’s your all time hustler and never gives up. He’s proof that you get back what you put in and there is no reason to settle for meritocracy. Love you brother!
Tell one recipe or supplement you can’t live without. I can’t live without some sort of energy boost! I love pre-workouts and fat burners. One of my favorite pre-workout’s is MHP BCAA Energy and my favorite fat burner in Phenbuterol by MuscleMeds.
Tell about a typical training day for you. What exercises, how many sets/reps…etc… I wouldn’t say I have a typical day of training. I’m constantly changing things up, keeping my muscles guessing. But on average I say I stick within the 15 rep range and do about 4-5 sets per exercise.
In closing, Who would you like to give a shout out to? I’d like to give a shout out to my Sponsor, War Hammer. Thank you for all of your support and I can not wait for War Hammer Nation! Whoo hoo!