I grew up the middle of 7 children (5 girls and 2 boys) in London, Ontario, Canada as a figure skater. I was a varsity cross-country and track athlete at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where, after a frustrating freshman cross country season, I won my first conference championship in the Steeplechase, and went on to win several more titles in the 5,000m, 10,000m, and in cross country. In 2007, after representing the Mocs for 4 seasons, I graduated from UTC with an economics pre law degree. I attended law school at the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University, graduating in May 2011 with two law degrees. It was during my last year of law school that I was drawn to the marathon and discovered the importance of having a healthy body image and a balanced life.
I am now the Canadian record holder in the Marathon (2:28) and half-marathon (1:10:47), and have represented Canada at the 2014 Common Wealth Games, the 2013 World Championships, and the Chiba Ekiden Relays (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). My roles as a criminal defense attorney in Tennessee, and now Canada’s fastest female marathon, and half-marathon runner, make for an amazing “double life” that I take great pride in.