I grew up in Thorp, Wisconsin and went to school for commercial or graphic art design in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I have always been in sports, cheerleading, track and basketball. In Technical college I played raquetball alot and lifted weights to stay active, then I caught the bug to compete. I met a really nice bodybuilder (I don't even remember her name!) and that's what I wanted to do. So I moved up to Minneapolis Minnesota to be closer to my twin sister, and then I competed in 6 shows in that area. I placed 1st in my 1st show as a light weight and many more great placings after that. I won the Middleweight title in 1996 for Minnesota state and quit bodybuilding. I wanted a change and took some time off from competing, getting a little burned out. Then I moved down to Tulsa, OK with my husband and competed in a state fitness show here and won the whole thing, best routine, tall class, and overall!! Then I went to Las Vegas and placed 15th out of 24, from their I did the Junior nationals last year and placed 6th out of 16. I plan to compete in the Junior nationals in Chicago, 2002 and then go onto the USA's in Las Vegas. I also did a photo shoot with Muscle Elegance this past October 23rd in Las Vegas. The issue is coming out of me in March. I can't wait!! I do personal training here in Tulsa, OK and teach many classes, such as Power yoga, (which I love!), step, bodypump, floor aerobics and pilates. I have a dog named sammy (a dachshund) and a 12 year old cat named Max. We also have a black & white american pitbull (Bullet).