Certified ISR Instructor
Mostly Texan, I've called San Antonio home for almost 30 years. I spent much of my childhood and teen years underwater - on swim team or playing at the pool or lake with family trips to the coast. My parents live nearby and I have two younger brothers.
I received a BA in Interdisciplinary English from St. Mary's University in 2004. I taught fourth grade, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, and Headstart in SAISD over the next eight years.
I've had CPR/First Aid certifications since I was babysitting as a teen, then had an opportunity for additional training through the local teacher's union and ASHI. In 2011, I received certification as a BLS & First Aid Instructor for (All Basic Programs) Basic First Aid, BBP, CABS, CPR/AED for the Community and Workplace, CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Emerg O2 Administration, Emergency Medical Response, Pet First Aid, Wilderness and Basic Wilderness First Aid. In 2016, I became certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI (Water Safety Instructor) and began AweSwim lessons. In 2019, I joined the ISR team (Infant Swimming Resource) and am excited to now offer aquatic survival training.
I married my high school sweetheart in 2010 and we had our son in 2012 and our daughter in 2016. Before kids, we enjoyed traveling often - especially to Kauai, HI and am always looking forward to another vacation! Traveling with two kids adds stress, but the family memories are well worth it. Besides swimming, I also enjoy yoga, reading, gardening, baking, playing Zelda and simply hanging out with my family.