Do you collect anything?
No collections per se, but my bookshelf is jam-packed with nutrition books!
What is your most unusual talent?
I am pretty creative when it comes to cooking and coming up with a dinner menu even with the most random ingredients!
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
I would have to say white water rafting in West Virginia.
Why do you like working with Gnarly?
I love working with Gnarly because they are so much more than a product company or brand- they are a lifestyle. A lifestyle that embraces a challenge, risk, adventure; one which requires us to step outside our comfort zone and, as their motto goes, want more, do more, be more.
Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?
Becoming a Registered Dietitian!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My mom’s eggplant parmesan. It’s good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Who is your hero? Why?
My Dad is my hero because he lives his life with such passion, grace, and thoughtfulness- something I aspire to each and every day. He is a world-class athlete, inventor, entrepreneur, father, husband, and mentor, and I am so lucky to have him as a role model in life.
Any advice for aspiring athletes?
Doing more does not necessarily equate to being more. Find purpose and intention in your training; oftentimes, it isn’t the volume of training we put in, but the manner in which we train that makes us better. Don’t get caught up in all the noise from your competitors.
My two favorite Gnarly products are the chocolate whey protein and the vegan meal replacement. The taste is incredible for both, and as someone who struggles with hitting my daily protein goal, these products help me meet my needs while supporting my active, on-the-go lifestyle. When I travel to competitions, I often rely on the meal replacement to give me a nutritious, high-calorie snack without having to compromise nutrition quality. Post-workout, I like to use the whey which tastes like an absolute chocolate dream (but not in a fake flavor way like many other protein products out there).
The Gnarly Sample Box is a great and affordable way to try out the entire Gnarly line.