About me: I grew up in central Wisconsin and call it home…even to this day. I “transplanted” myself in Kansas City after graduating with my Masters from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Now work full time as the Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Sales for a local beverage distributor. I’ve been at my current job since 2001, and love that job almost as much as I love teaching the kids!
When I’m not teaching Karate or coaching Volleyball, I play on a women’s competitive softball team, and recently got back into playing competitive volleyball. I’ve been playing both sports since junior high and love that my daughter has inherited my competitiveness and now plays volleyball, as well. I’ve coached various sports over the years
I have two children – a daughter, Casey, and a son, Austin. Both participated in karate for several years. Casey traded her sparring gear for a volleyball and knee pads and plays for a local club and for school and my son works full time.
I currently hold the rank of first degree Black Belt and the form I teach is based on Shotokan. I’ve been teaching Karate since August of 2010 for ACTIVSTARS – teaching all the way from the beginner level through the advanced ranks.
This Fall and Winter, I’m excited to Coach with Eclipse volleyball Club KC. I truly enjoy the opportunity I’ve been given to work with the kids.