Years at Recursive: 6 years
Years Coaching: 3 years
Certifications: CF-L1, LBA (larger body athlete) Trainer
Most inspiring CrossFit Games Athlete?
I love how strong Dani Speegle is #GirlsWhoEat
TV Show you watch over and over?
I don’t watch TV shows twice. There’s too much to get through!
Scariest movie you’ve seen?
I watched Paranormal Activity in 6th grade and fully cried, I was so scared. I was also really freaked out by Parasite though I don’t think that was supposed to be a scary movie.
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
No it’s a taco!
Least favorite CrossFit Movement?
Wall balls! Problems of being 5’2”…
You’re going on a road trip and at the gas station you get to buy chips, candy, and a beverage. What do you choose for each?
Flamin’ hot Cheetos, gummy bears, Subtly Sweet iced tea
List your pets!
I have a tuxedo cat named Syrio and a border collie named Tavish
If you work outside of the gym, what do you do?
I am a social worker for Dane County
CrossFit movement you have worked hardest on?
I’ve spent A LOT of time on pull ups and toes to bar
When and why did you start CrossFitting?
I started CrossFit in 2012, when I was a junior in high school because my dad was really into it and the box was less than a block from my house. I started weightlifting as a way to get out of swim unit in gym.
Why did you initially choose Recursive as an athlete?
Recursive was the closest gym to campus. I was trying to do CrossFit style workouts a the UW student gyms and it just wasn’t set up for it.
Why did you decide to become a CrossFit Coach at Recursive?
My family owns a CrossFit gym in Watertown and they opened right about when I started at Recursive. Talking with my parents, I realized that I knew a lot about the sport and as a social worker I am all about helping people move through the change process.
What is your favorite thing about Recursive?
Obviously the people! Post workout brunch people are my kind of people.
What is your favorite Recursive memory?
I will never forget Alice struggling through wall walks Open 22.1 and JUST NOT QUITTING. She got so close so many times and would just sit calmly and try again.
What is one of your proudest Recursive Coaching moments?
I was coaching a Kids Class recently and our empowerment word of the day was “integrity”. It’s a hard concept to explain to kids and I wasn’t sure they got it, but later while we were playing a hot lava game. If you touched the ground you had to do 5 burpees. I had to remind the kids a lot of this rule -because burpees suck- but I look over and see the youngest kid in the group behind me doing burpees. I asked what he was doing and he said “I touched the floor but you didn’t see”. Big proud coach moment.
How has Recursive changed your life?
I have met some of my best friends here. Making friends as an adult is hard, but Recursive is a whole group of really really cool people.
What is something else fun you’d like to share about yourself?
I can rap all of “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem.