If you’re reading this, it’s likely I have felt similar to how you are feeling now. Do you want more, want to be more and believe there is more? Continue reading!
We exist as different expressions of one big energy. Furthermore, I think that we are all unique with our own set of experiences, perspectives, and tools to offer the world. Undoubtedly, we are all amazing, beautiful, and powerful. That is why I love to help extraordinary people harness their own power to manifest in this world.
I grew up in Georgia playing every sport I could find. As a Freshman in high school I lettered in 5 varsity sports and graduated with 23 letters.
I played basketball and softball on scholarship for 2 years at a junior college. My senior year of college I did an exchange program in Utah where I fell in love with the mountains.
After 8 years, I asked myself, “What is the next coolest job I can think of?”. ‘Mountain guide’ popped into my mind. Excitingly, we went for it. We moved to Bellingham and a year later we began guiding.
I lead people to some of the world’s highest peaks like the highest peak in North America, Denali; the highest peak in South America, Aconcagua; the highest peak in Antarctica, Mt. Vinson; the highest peak in Mongolia, Mt. Kuiten; and many trips to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp and several 20K foot peaks there. I also got certified as an AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide. It was both terrifying and exhilarating leading these adventures.
Excitingly, I got to guide some first ascents of several small peaks in Antarctica as well as land a few first ski descents. Importantly, in the mountains, I began learning how to the humble, trust myself, & push my boundaries.
Following college, I traveled around Europe, with my now husband, Todd, and had the trip of a lifetime as I expanded my ideas of what was possible in the world.
After, I found a job working in a Wilderness Survival program for troubled youth in southern Utah. I traded a vision of being a pediatrician for a calling of the wild. I loved guiding kids to more deeply understand themselves, to heal, and learn accountability and confidence.
I would work for 6-8 months of the year and then travel and play for 4-6 months. My husband and I had amazing adventures all around the world. Many of our adventures are stories to remember, with some very close calls in the mountains. Yet we survived and we learned a ton.
Next we started our own guide company called In The Company of Guides. I have guided people on ski trips in Alaska, and off of boats in the fjords of Norway & Svalbard.
Then, in 2012, I got pregnant in Antarctica as my husband and I were setting up the mountain together for future groups. I proceeded to guide two trips of Mt Vinson and a ski trip to the South Pole in my first trimester.
Undoubtedly, I wanted to tone down my globe trotting and be home for my son, plus I needed some healing myself. Therefore, I stopped traveling as much and learned the habits of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old practice that evolved alongside yoga that helps us get in sync with nature’s rhythms. Following this, I got certified as a Yoga Health Coach and began teaching courses in addition to my local backcountry ski guiding and rock climbing. I founded my own company called Vibrant Health Evolution.
Now I am training as a Professional leadership coach. Where I get to uplift others to seeing their full potential. I guide people like you, into a bigger vision and inner wisdom.
And so, as I set off to help you, I bring all of my life experiences that have shaped who I am today. Honestly, there is another part to this story, below is what I am not telling you.
I would unconsciously self-sabotaged.
Like the time I was crushing it at the State track meet in the 800M event. I sprinted the last 200M and passed 3 people by a long shot. Suddenly, near the finish line, I was trying too hard, and thinking I was not going fast enough even though I had yards in front of the next person. So, I tried harder, too hard as I tripped and fell to let 2 people pass before I got up and over the line
Total Show Off As a Young Person
Also, at 20 years old, I exploded my knee trying to show off in mogul competition that I entered when I could not even ski very well. I decided that I was not going to land it, so I might as well go big. That landed me in a torn ACL, torn meniscus, and fractured tibial plateau. I learned to start to see and understand my Ego and how it both served me and harmed me. Now, I strive to recognize a desire to prove something and instead choose to be centered and present.
I Felt Emtpy
In addition, while working in the wilderness program, I began looking inside to realize I felt empty, like there was a big hole in my heart. I cried curled up in the fetal position. I wept many times over not feeling good enough. Yet, I set on a journey to heal. I did a Vision Quest for 3 days solo with no food to try to find myself. I did many sweat lodges and I journaled as I was seeking to understand my path and who I was. The path began then, and continues now, as I realize I never stop learning and growing!
Furthermore, in my career guiding, I suffered many injuries as I tried to learn how not to let my ego get in the way. I was trying to show off, again seeking approval again. The moment I was worrying about what others thought, I would lose my focus and get injured. Some of my injuries were overuse injuries. I was not listening to my body.
I have had 5 knee surgeries, 3 foot surgeries, and a wrist surgery. Through these, I have learned to hear my old stories and programs. Every injury has been a chance to learn and grow. When I took the time to look at my energy, thoughts, and mindset, then I started to evolve into a better feeling story.
Give yourself the time and support you've been putting off.