About Me

Since earning my degree from the University of Virginia, I have dedicated my life to functional movement education. I am a certified strength coach through the NSCA and a STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer and a sports massage therapist (primarily collegiate swimming). 

I live in Austin, TX and work as Anatomy Instructor in the University of Texas-Austin Biology Department. My doctoral work is within the Exercise Science Department in the School of Kinesiology and Health Education at UT-Austin. My specific research  focuses on neuromuscular recruitment strategies of the deep hip muscles in healthy individuals versus women with postpartum stress urinary incontinence.

During the semester and through the summer months I travel around the world giving presentations and teaching seminars on low back pain prevention strategies and how to manage low back pain. Please contact me if you are interested in having me come teach at your business or university. You can click here to download my resume

 
 
 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

B.S. - Commerce - 2004

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - AUSTIN

*M.S. - Exercise Science - 2014

*Thesis Topic - The Effects of Different Foam Rolling Tools on Ankle Range of Motion and Popliteal Artery Blood Flow

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - AUSTIN

*Ph.D. Candidate - Exercise Science - Defense scheduled for 2019

*Dissertation Topic: The Function of the Deep Hip Rotators in Women With Postpartum Stress Urinary Incontinence

 

Certifications

SOUTHEASTERN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF MASSAGE

Licensed Manual Therapist (LMT)

NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®)

STOTT PILATES® LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINER

FIST® BIKE FITTER

USA TRIATHLON® COACH