I grew up in North Eastern Ohio and attended Youngstown State University to achieve my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. During this time, I worked as a chiropractic assistant under the direct supervision of the physician. Following graduation I then worked as an exercise physiologist in an outpatient PT clinic in anticipation of my start here at Pitt. A Collegiate Football induced, extensive shoulder injury and repair predominantly sparked my interest in physical therapy. I enjoy all outdoor activities, and sports.