If you asked me two words to describe myself, I’d say Heart and Determination. I believe that if you’re going to do something, you should do it 150%. I am a lover of science, although I’m terrible at math. Other than the science of 8 limbs, I enjoy being outdoors and find our planet fascinating. Thusly, geology will be my retirement job after fighting. I am blessed. I am grateful! I have led and continue to experience a very adventurous life, knowing that it will only get better every day. Mindset is the key to everything. You create your reality!
I grew up in a small town on the east coast. And when I say small, I mean like a 5,000-people kind of small. I wasn’t always motivated and was probably would’ve been voted least likely to succeed at anything. When I turned 18, all I could think about was getting out before I knew I never would. So, I changed my future. And just like that I headed out to LA at the age of 19 and fell in love with this city. I moved for music school, which I completed, and soon realized that it wasn’t the right choice for me. This is about the same time I found Muay Thai. The rest is history.
I tried my first Muay Thai class in September of 2010 after I scoured the internet for multiple gyms. I was getting out of shape and looking for a fun way to exercise other than the usual grind of a regular “boring” fitness center. After the first intense & sweaty session, I was completely hooked and within 6 months I began training at The Yard Muay Thai. It was here that I tried sparring in hopeful preparation for my first fight. This is where I met my current trainer Mark Komuro and my first fight was a success! Since I’ve started, the sport has completely transformed my life. I’ve learned many things about myself, not only as fighter but as a person. I’ve also met some of the most amazing people who have become a part of my family and I’ve even travelled the world doing what I love. I believe in leading by action and inspiring everyone to become the best version of themselves they can be!