I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon and began playing volleyball in 3rd grade. I quickly fell in love and began playing year round with my schools and competitive travel teams in 6th grade, which continued through high school. As college approached, I decided to forego pursuing the recruiting interest I received to play at the next level, and instead focused on academics. I attended the University of Oregon and McGeorge School of Law. After graduating law school and passing the bar, however, I quickly came back to my first love of volleyball, and began coaching competitive club teams in the Granite Bay area before moving to the Yuba-Sutter area.
Currently I am the Varsity Head Coach at Sutter High School. Prior to taking over the program at Sutter, I was the Assistant Varsity Coach at River Valley High School for six years, and the Head Varsity Coach at Yuba City High School for one year. I am the Director of our volleyball training, our competitive volleyball Club Director, and one of our coaches. I have coached club for ten years, with both local clubs and in Granite Bay.
I pride myself in bringing a level of energy, focus, and accountability to the court when I coach that is unmatched, and I expect the same from each of the girls I coach. I strive to form lasting bonds and connections with my players, and to help them grow and develop not only as players, but as young adults as well. I still message and stay in contact with my high school coach because of the lessons she taught me on and off the court, and I love forming those same relationships with my players.