Qualifications Master of Exercise Science specializing in Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia) Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Functional Movement Screen Certified Member (FMS) - Level 2 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)- Level 1 Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) NCCP Level 2 Coaching Canadian Olympian (track cycling)

Qualifications

Master of Exercise Science specializing in Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia)

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Certified Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

Functional Movement Screen Certified Member (FMS) - Level 2

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)- Level 1

Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

NCCP Level 2 Coaching

Canadian Olympian (track cycling)

 

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Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Hometown

Kelowna, B.C.

Athletic background

  • Road, track and mountain bike racing since 1994
  • Canadian Track Cycling Olympian - represented Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, placing 9th in the Points race on the velodrome (track racing)
  • Raced professionally with numerous trade teams and the Canadian National team for 11 years from 2000-2011; seven national championship titles; US Pro Tour Champion; Silver Medal at the World Championships; two fourth-place finishes at the Commonwealth Games; Bronze Medal at the Pan Am Championships; 2006 ranked the number one track cyclist in the world (Track Scratch race)
  • Okanagan College Varsity rowing
  • Triathlons
  • Youth soccer and Nancy Greene alpine ski racing

Experience

  • Strength and conditioning specialist at Level 10 since 2011
  • Lead strength and conditioning coach for the U-17 Girls Whitecaps FC Regional Excel Program (national development team)  
  • Part of the Sports Science team at the Canadian Soccer Association; sport scientist for the U-20 Women’s National Soccer Team 
  • Strength and conditioning consultant with BC Alpine team
  • Cycling coach at TaG Cycling

Some of my guiding principles

I deliver training programs with a balance between knowledge, experience and deliverability to optimize the preparedness of the athlete/person for the highest level of performance by using known principles based on scientific literature of physiology, biomechanics, psychology and other areas of sports science.

Causes I care about

I volunteer with various soccer clubs in Vancouver, including the Phoenix Women's Soccer Team, helping with pre-game physical preparation and post-game recovery.  I am also a:

  • Clean Air Champions Athlete
  • Special Olympics presenter/speaker
  • Canadian Olympic Alumni
  • BC 55+ Games speaker

What my clients can expect

I offer a focused commitment and share my experience and knowledge to help clients reach the next level and beyond in physical well-being and/or athletic performance.