After teaching myself how to swim in my family’s pool at 3 years old, I started club swimming at 7 and fell in love with the sport. I swam with the Walnut Creek Swim Club for 11 years during the summers, Walnut Creek Aquabears and the Terrapins during the off seasons. I swam all four years in High School and also competed in Water Polo for two years.
My coaching career began at college in Monterey for the Seaside Dolphins in 1996. I married a Naval Officer in 1999, and moved to San Diego and coached there from 1999-2005, with the Scripps Ranch Tsunami Swim Team. After this, the next duty station was Japan. In Japan I coached with the Yokosuka Seahawks for 1.5 years. Moving back to the Monterey area, I was able to coach with the Seaside Dolphins for three more years.
After a few years off for deployments and my masters, I began coaching in Northern Virginia in 2014 where I coached for the year-round team, OCCS, the Ashland Stingrays Summer team and for Gar Field High School in Woodbridge. After leaving Virginia I moved to my husband’s last duty station, Stuttgart, Germany. While there I was the assistant head coach for the Stuttgart Piranhas who were a part of the European Forces Swim League. After leaving Stuttgart at the end of May 2019, my husband retired from the Navy after 23 years. My husband and I and our three children moved into a home in Benicia last summer and were very excited to finally set down roots.
I hold a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist and am currently a Kindergarten teacher for WCCUSD.