I was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. After spending six years in New York City as a sommelier, I moved back to Colorado in 2011. I was attacked by a stranger who followed me home from the fireworks celebration in Fort Collins on July 4th, 2011. The attempted murder caused a massive stroke, other brain injuries, and significant bodily harm. I found Bikram Yoga 18 months later. It quickly became my most important form of therapy. After healing myself from major injuries and surgeries with Bikram Yoga, I wanted to help others through yoga. I graduated with the Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification in Spring 2014.