My Story

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!

I Believe...

We are all Connected

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.

My Story

The SuperStar Version

Sports

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.

Mountain Guide

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.

Wilderness Guide

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.

Yoga

Yoga Instructor

Entreprenuer

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.

Travel

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.

Mom

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.

Yoga Health Coach:

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.

Professional Coach:

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.

My Story

The Vulnerable Version

Self Sabotoge

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

Seek Approval

I used to Seek Approval 
Certainly, my life journey has been about learning to approve of me instead of needing it from others. I have had to learn how to love me. Learning to Accept myself and talk kindly to myself took a lot of focus as the old habits of criticism die hard. Yet, I did it, and I know you can too.

Show Off

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.  

Emptiness

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!

 

Injuries

Unhealthy Me

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.    

Chronic Pain

Lived with Pain
Next, when my son was born, I had back pain for 6 years where I tried many healing remedies from PT, to chiropractic, to massage. Importantly however, was that my success came from me learning about the Power of my Mind. When I shifted my story, then I created a path of healing. Likewise, I also healed my wrist and the joint pain I was having through changing my nutrition, being mindful, lowering stress, and implementing healthy habits.

My Experience

Certified Yoga Health Coach since 2016.  

Leading Soul Sister Retreats since 2017.  

  • Founder of Vibrant Health Evolution.

Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor since 2008.  

Founder and owner of In The Company of Guides

Certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide

Training as a Professional Leadership Coach through the Healthcare Coaching Institute 2020

 

My Holistic approach

For me, the goal is to combine all of my training and experience to uplift and guide others and to take a holistic approach to healing, wellness and life. It is AMAZING to see people in their highest light and watch them do incredible things. As a coach, I help others see their own wisdom, creativity, and power so they realize their dreams and how to manifest them.  That also means recognizing old patterns that keep us stuck, and creating new ones to move us forward.  

In addition, after my son was born, I wanted three things:

  1. To be a better person who was calm, loving, centered, and present.   
  2. Learn how to  heal my body from the wrist pain/joint pain, knee pain, and back pain.  
  3. Find a way to guide others to their highest potential.   

 

Here is how I did it:

Firstly, I trained in Ayurveda habits which required me to completely shift around many of my habits.  It was hard, and I was resistant, as we often are to change.  However, I plugged away one thing at a time.  

Then I became a certified Yoga Health Coach, and I began teaching Ayurveda habits. 

Next I dove deep into Nutrition and what I could give my body so that I could thrive.  Years of study and exploration helped me to find a way that really worked for me.  

Now, I have healed my wrist pain and back pain that I had for over 6 years.  In addition, I have lowered my stress, improved my sleep, and in general I have lots of energy.  Most importantly, I guess, is that I feel healthy and happy.  

Here are the things that got me there: 

  1.  Mindfulness
    • Understanding my patterns of thought and behavior that I needed to change to create something different
    • Lowering my stress, slowing things down
    • Breathing better
    • Meditation
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Understanding my emotions
    • Being open
    • Declaring what I want
    • Being Intentional
    • Working with a Coach

So this is what I mean by a Holistic approach.

Don’t get me wrong though, I am far from done with learning.  In fact, I strive to grow more everyday.  And I recognize that my perspective is just one in this world.  I am open to your perspective too!  I want to hear your dreams, what has worked for you, the patterns you are shifting, and who you are becoming.  

GET BACK TO YOUR

Vibrant SELF

Give yourself the time and support you've been putting off.