I was born and raised in Redmond, Oregon. Throughout my life I have always been involved in some sort of athletics but never martial arts. In 2010 my sister dragged me to a cardio kick class at the Redmond Athletics Club. This is also where I met Sifu Jefrie Dix. In 2011 Sifu Dix hosted a women’s self defense class with an offer to train with him at his dojo and the rest is history. I received my Black Belt in 2017, and my 2nd Degree Black Belt on New Year’s Day 2020.