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My happiest days are when I’m active. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, fitness is my passion.

About Me

First and foremost, I am a mother of a young daughter, who is the most loving, compassionate, empathetic, and funniest person in my life - and is also my biggest supporter. She is what motivates me to be my Best Self; and in turn, I am driven to always look for ways to set a positive example in her life, so she continues to mature into a confident, resilient, and resourceful young woman.

I am also a 20+ year veteran of Corporate America. But no matter how successful I had become in my career; I slowly came to realize that true life fulfillment would come from pursuing those things that were most important to me and that I was most passionate about. I say slowly because it took several years to overcome the fear of not doing what I had been groomed to do … get up early, rush to get out the door for school and the office, work-work-work, leave the office for a little mommy time, work some more, and then crash into bed super late - only to get up the next morning and do it all over again.


My happiest days are when I feel healthy, valued, and can share this with others. Fitness and wellness are my passion. Activity gives me perspective and clears my head, while nutrition is the fuel for it all. When I am well and healthy, I am stronger, more accomplished, and I can tackle anything that comes my way.



It was in 2017 that I came to the realization that I really wanted to make some changes … in fact, I needed to make some changes. Everything I am, and everything I strive to be is for the benefit of my daughter … so that she learns the lessons early that I did not learn until well into adulthood – to love yourself, to advocate for yourself, and to never relegate yourself to the status quo.



I woke up, inspired to make a difference for myself, my daughter, and those around me - and this calling could not go unanswered. I had identified my heart’s true desire and my passion.



My mission is to share the concepts of wellness and self-care with all whose paths I cross. I love teaching those in my community the benefits of being active, and the need to tend to your own fitness and wellness needs, so you have more to give (yourself and others).


And this is what led me to where I am today, introducing Best Self Total Wellness, LLC.



Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

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