NPC National Level Bikini Athlete & Model
I'm originally from Jacksonville, NC but I moved around quite a bit as I grew up in a Marine family and just so happened to marry a Marine. I have always had a bit of a rebellious side, but don't we all? I guess growing up as a Marine brat in a family of six, I felt the need to stand out and not always in a good way : ) This girl needed to find an outlet for all the energy I had bottled up so I trained in Okinawan Seidokan Karate. I eventually earned my black belt and began helping my father instruct classes at the dojo. During my teen years my true passion was cheerleading where I competed on the Varsity squad in high school. I thrived in an environment where my competitive spirit and determination to always excel was able to flourish. Upon graduation from high school I attended Miller Motte Technical College in Wilmington, NC and became a licensed cosmetologist. Soon after, I met my husband Kasey, got hitched and we moved to San Diego. Then in 2010, we welcomed our amazing son Cameron into the world. I worked out throughout my entire pregnancy and made getting my pre-baby body back a top priority! I began modeling and got my first magazine cover just 8 months post pregnancy! I enjoyed working out and like I said I am very competitive. My husband who at this time had competed in a few bodybuilding competitions mentioned a new bikini division. After going to support him at his shows and then attending the LA Fit Expo I entered my first show the "Flex Bikini Model Search" in February 2012. It was such a great experience that I was instantly hooked. I have since moved to Wilmington, NC. I am currently training 5-6 days/week in pursuit of an IFBB pro card in The Bikini division. Since the beginning of my training I have been using Optimum Nutrition products and can truly say that I am honored to represent ON/ABB!