Do you collect anything?
Besides wrists and knees I don’t collect anything. I grew up with a hoarder so I get rid of everything. Nothing makes me happier than clean, empty, organized spaces.
What is your most unusual talent?
Texting and driving. Just kidding! I can write/draw with my toes 🤷🏻♀️
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Quit my job after 18 years to pursue my love of Jiu Jitsu.
Why do you like working with Gnarly?
The products, message and employees all exemplify qualities I admire. Transparency, honesty, high standards and hard work.
Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?
That my children are happy and healthy. Being a great mother is harder than anything I’ve ever done with consequences higher than I’ve ever known if you screw up. And it is also the most rewarding.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My Grandma’s New Year’s brunch menu. All Japanese food homemade by my favorite human.
Who is your hero? Why?
My Grandma Maurea. She lived her life with so much love and compassion yet she was strong and steadfast in her beliefs and always fought for the underdog in her own quiet ways. She worked full time when it was highly unpopular and rare, yet she also managed to run a household and raise children with patience and love. Every good thing I have in me is because of that woman and the unconditional love she freely gave. I miss her everyday and am always thinking to myself WWGD ( What Would Grandma Do) when tough situations arise.
Any advice for aspiring athletes?
Learn to silence the voice in your head that doubts you or your abilitites. Replace it with positivity and work ethic. And be patient. Success…however you define it, won’t come easily because if it did, we wouldn’t want it. The harder you work for something the greater the payoff.
Basically the Gnarly BCAAs changed the game for me. I was constantly sore before and now it’s incredible how much they help me recover properly. If I could only use one supplement/vitamin for the rest of my career I would choose Gnarly BCAAs. I always combine my BCAAs with the Performance Greens. The level of thoughtful high quality ingredients that went into that formula blows my mind. There isn’t anything else even close to it on the market. It tastes amazing and mixes really well with BCAAs. I drink them every single day. 1/2 before I train and 1/2 after so I don’t break my intermittent Fasting rules. The products both work amazingly in my Keto lifestyle as well. Win win!