I thought I would give everyone a little background about myself to get to know me a bit on a personal level. I am married with 2 children.

I work full time as an Instrumentation Engineer for a Pharmaceutical company and also work part time as a personal trainer at 2 local gyms.

My husband, John, is the owner of Custom Home Furniture Galleries here in Wilmington and is my biggest supporter. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love and support of my husband and children. I began competing in 2007, but started in the Figure division.

I did several shows and won a show and placed 2nd in another, but the following year I was being told I was too muscular for the physique they were trying to direct Figure. The judges suggested I switch to bodybuilding.

I thought I would take their advice and see how I liked it. I started training in the spring of 2008 to compete in bodybuilding by changing my diet a bit and my training style. I did my first show in April of 2009 where I won my class and the overall. I also did Jr.USA’s and placed second that same year.

I decided to stick with the bodybuilding because I enjoyed it and felt it fit my personality my style of training. I trained hard and competed at the Arnold Amateur in 2010 where I placed 2nd in the Middleweight division.

In September 2010, I competed at the North Americans and won the Middleweight division in both the Open and Masters 35+ classes. I truly enjoy the challenge of bodybuilding and watching my body change by how I train and eat.

I have developed a passion for it and hope my habits set a good example for eating clean and staying healthy for my kids, family and friends. I hope you enjoy the site and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Competition History and Other Accomplishments:

September 2010 North Americans Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Middleweight Bodybuilding Masters 35+- 1st place Middleweight Bodybuilding Open- 1st place

March 2010 Arnold Amateur Sports Festival Middleweight Bodybuilding- 2nd place

May 2009 Jr. USA Bodybuilding/Fitness/Figure Championships Middleweight Bodybuilding- 2nd place

April 2009 NC State Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Lightweight Bodybuilding- 1st place and Overall

June 2008 Jr. USA Bodybuilding/Fitness/Figure Championships Figure Division Class C- 16th place

May 2008 NC State Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Open Figure Class B- 4th place

June 2007 Atlantic Coast Crystal Cup Bodybuilding and Figure Championships Open Figure Class A- 1st place

May 2007 Gold’s Classic Bodybuilding and Figure Championship Open Figure Class A- 2nd place

April 2007 NC State Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Open Figure Class B- 4th place

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