“I came to Playworks because of my love for physical activity and the firm belief that physical activity coupled with the power of play have a unique ability to teach lifelong lessons and skills to students across the country. I have been in the strength and conditioning industry for more than six years now and have seen lives transformed by those two things.
I began my career by coaching students, teachers, parents, and teams at a private middle/high school; a big cornerstone of our program was behavior change through exercise. We used it to instill principles of discomfort, discipline, confidence, and self-love. From there, I transitioned to Temple University, where I coached D1 athletes using the same principles while pursuing my master’s degree.
In January of 2018, I was fortunate enough to land a job at Drexel University as a part-time assistant coach and was looking for something to fill the other half of my day. At the time, I finished reading one of my favorite books, Tuesdays with Morrie, which changed my life. One of the things that it taught me was that life wasn’t complete without doing some good and volunteering your time to something outside of yourself and your accomplishments, and it really reflected how I felt. Ironically enough, the Playworks part-time coach opportunity popped up on one of my job searches the next day, and the rest, as they say, is history.”