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1998 - 2002       University of Wisconsin                                Madison, WI

Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology – Exercise Science



Work experience


·         American Council on Exercise San Diego, CA (2012 - Present): Master Instructor and blogger.

·         TRX Training San Francisco, CA (2009 - Present): Master Instructor teaching the Suspension Training Course, R4 Team Training, and the Rip Trainer Course.

·         Supreme Health and Fitness – Madison, WI (1997 - Present): Personal Trainer/Exercise Specialist/Sales Staff/Current Fitness Director

·         Madison West and Northeast YMCA (1999 - Present): Head of Logrolling Program

·         Madison West High School (2007): Assistant Track Coach

·         Audiences Unlimited – Hollywood, CA (Nov. 2003 – June 2004): Audience coordinator for the following shows: The Wayne Brady Show, According to Jim, Hollywood Squares, and various pilots.

·         Meridian Sports Club – Beverly Hills, CA (Oct. 2003 – June 2004): Personal Trainer, Kickboxing instructor, Boot Camp Instructor

·         WOW Fitness - West Hartford, CT (Jan. 2003 – June 2003): Personal Trainer

·         Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT (Jan. 2003  - June 2003): Assistant Track and Field Coach

·         Madtown Twisters Gymnastics – Madison, WI (1996-2003): Coaching staff

·         University of Wisconsin Athletic Department: Student-Athlete Mentor (2002-2003): Work with freshman athletes on note taking, study skills, and overall organization for their first year.

·         University of Wisconsin School of Education: Teaching Assistant in Adapted Fitness (2001-2003)

·         Pole Vault Training with Coach Don Hood (2001): developed both competitive and coaching skills

·         Karate America: Cardio Karate Instructor (2002-2003)

·         University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Fitness Center: Summer Practicum (2002)

·         Beautifit Talent Agency: Fitness modeling (1998- 2002): Featured in Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Oxygen, and Women’s Physique World Magazines



Awards received


·         Log Rolling World Champion (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012)

·         Boom Run World Champion (2008 and 2009)

·         United Way Community Volunteer Honoree Award (2008)

·         Coach of the Year: Wesleyan University (2002-2003)

·         Big Ten Conference All-Academic (2000-2002)

·         University Of Wisconsin Scholar Athlete: (1999-2002)

·         Varsity Letter in Track and Field from the University of Wisconsin: (1999-2002)

·         University Of Wisconsin Women’s Pole Vault Record Holder (1999-2001)



Accreditations and licenses


·         National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Certified Personal Trainer

·         American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer

·         National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT): Personal Trainer Certification

·         TRX Training: Rip Training Instructor

·         Fitness Anywhere: TRX Suspension Training Instructor

·         Midwest Aquatic Fitness Association: Water Aerobics Certified

·         Power Blue Productions: Turbo Kick Certified

·         USA Track and Field: Level I Coaching Certification

·         Red Cross: First Aid and Lifeguard Certifications

·         Red Cross: CPR/AED Certified

·         Karate America of Middleton, WI: Black Belt Status



Interests and activities



·         Huntington’s Disease Society of America Wisconsin Chapter President (2007-)

·         Huntington’s Disease Society of America National Spokesperson (2002-)

·         US Log Rolling Association/International Log Rolling Association President (2009-)

·         Member of Downtown Madison Kiwanis Club (2008-)

·         Ironman Wisconsin Captain of Volunteers (2001-)

·         Leader of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s National Youth Alliance (2001-2010): Organize fund raisers, support groups, and social events.

·         President of the UW Kinesiology Club (2002-2003)

·         Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Board (2002): Represented the student-athlete body for decisions by the University, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA.

·         Varsity Track Athlete (1999-2002): First female pole-vaulter at the UW

·         Student Representative for the UW Athletic Board (2002)

·         Special Olympics Volunteer (2000-2003)

·         Huntington’s Disease Society of America Planning Committee Member (2002-2003): Planned the 2002 HDSA National Convention.



All media features were interviews, photos, or articles regarding Huntington’s Disease, Fitness Modeling, Logrolling, or UW Athletics.

·       Magazine: Brava Cover Feature, Oxygen, Women’s Physique World, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, The Marker, Wisconsin Woman, On Wisconsin cover feature, and Newsweek.

·        Newspaper: Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Isthmus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Daily Cardinal, Badger Herald, and various publications nationwide.

·        Television

o    Regular Guest on Local NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX news channels (1992-Present)

o        ESPN STIHL Timbersport Series (2005- Present)

o        The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (August 2011)

o        Huntington’s Disease Society of America PSA (2007- Present)

o        Travel Channel’s “Bizarre World” with Andrew Zimmern (August 2009)

o        MSN’s Appetite For Life with Andrew Zimmern (July 2009)

o       “Shape Up With Shana” Morning News Fitness Segment.  WISC-TV3 Channel 3, Madison, WI (2005 – 2006)

o        ESPN Great Outdoor Games (2000 – 2005)

o        Girls Behaving Badly (Oxygen Network): Prankster (2004)

o        Street Smarts: Winning Contestant (February, 2004)

o        The Wayne Brady Show: Guest (October, 2003)

O  50/50: A Huntington’s Disease Documentary (2003)

o         Special ESPN Feature about Huntington’s Disease and my Family (July, 2000)


·        Advertising

o        Chocolate Milk Ad Campaign (2013)

o        Life Fitness Model for Print and Video Demos (2011)

o        Hammer Strength Print ads and Banners (2011)

o        Matrix Fitness Ascent Trainer Print ads and Banners (2011)

o        Multi-Roller Foam Roller Website and Posters (2010)

o        GearGrinder Cyclist Apparel Model (2009)

o        Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s “Hope” Flier.  (2006)

o        Supreme Health and Fitness Print Ad (2003 – 2004)

o        Huntington’s Disease Society of America Awareness Poster, featured in Time, Newsweek, People, and Sports Illustrated Magazines. (2003 – 2004)

o        Supreme Health and Fitness TV Commercial (2002 – 2003)

o    Madison West YMCA TV Commercial (1996 – 2002)




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