I was born and raised in Los Angeles by two hard working entrepreneurs. I was taught early on the value & philosophy of hard work and resilience. In my family, my job was gymnastics. I competed for years all over the country and it set a solid foundation for me in physical strength, self-discipline and courage.
I went to Pepperdine University in 2000 but had no idea that I had a passion for wellness until my junior year. I remember taking a chemical nutrition class and it all clicked!! I was so intrigued by the wellness field, but I was only a year away from my degree in education, so I wasn’t changing my major in the homestretch. I did however begin searching & seeking knowledge on my own.
I got married right after my college graduation and had 2 beautiful children: Taylor (going to college this year at GCU in Phoenix) and Jordan (in high school at St. Francis). Being their mom has been my greatest joy, passion and adventure of my life. In fact, I signed up for massage school in 2010 as a solution for being able to earn an income while I homeschooled for 7 years.
I remember my first class… that’s when I knew massage was it! It was what I was created to do! And coming from an entrepreneurial family… it only made sense to start my own business. My dad was my very first client. I started off creeping through by referral and the ball started rolling.
In 2019, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos. I was devastated! I went through an extremely stressful divorce a few years before that, and it took a huge toll on me. So, I dedicated all my extra resources to getting my wellness back on track. Days later, I was invited to yoga teacher training. It made absolutely no sense at the time, but all the doors seemed to open up perfectly, so I trusted God and did it. The yoga helped me heal.
When Covid hit in 2020, I was forced to shut my doors for 8 months, but I refused to let it hold me down. Instead, it decided to pivot and set my mind on positivity. I revamped my studio, did lots of research on products that would enhance my business, recruited a mentor, and started taking business & personal development classes. My motto was “better every day.”
When I reopened, I hit the ground running. Clients were pouring back in deprived of touch and healing for so long. Not long after that, I had the opportunity to expand my place and construct the yoga studio. I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to expand when so many were being forced to do the opposite.
Now, I cater to my VIP massage clients, teach Mindful Touch classes and do my best to serve as a wellness advocate for all that cross my path. I thank God every day for the opportunities he has given to me.