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Fall 2020

Section 0570 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0634 of KFIT61
Personal Fitness Training -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Due to the Petaluma campus gym being closed for fall term, students will complete participation hours using a variety of options including: instructor led videos, regularly scheduled workouts live via Zoom, self-paced written workout routines with 1 on 1 online fitness coaching by SRJC personal training certificate students. 1 unit class requires 35 hours of participation.

Section 0648 of KFIT61
Personal Fitness Training -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Due to the Petaluma campus gym being closed for fall term, students will complete participation hours using a variety of options including: instructor led videos, regularly scheduled workouts live via Zoom, self-paced written workout routines with 1 on 1 online fitness coaching by SRJC personal training certificate students. 1.5 unit class requires 52.5 hours of participation.

Section 1602 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
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Section 1636 of KFIT32.1
Beginning Barre Fitness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Section 1748 of KINES70
Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice I -- : Aug 17 - Aug 25 2020
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate. Students will be required to log weekly attendance at yoga classes, either online KFIT Yoga classes at SRJC (as an enrolled student), other approved online classes, or at local studios or gyms, and are responsible for any associated fees. The above section will have a 4.5 hour online orientation that must be completed between August 17-25. Classes will meet on Zoom on the following Saturdays and Sundays, Aug 29-30, Sept 26-27, Oct 24-25, Dec 5-6 from 9am-12:15pm and 1:30-4:15pm. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1955 of KFIT32
Introduction to Barre Fitness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Section 1957 of KFIT32.2
Intermediate Barre Fitness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Course attendance is flexible: students have option to attend live Zoom classes at scheduled class times or participate by viewing recorded video at another time.

Section 2878 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
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Summer 2020

Section 8930 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
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Section 8958 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
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Section 8992 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
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Spring 2020

Section 4863 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
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Section 4878 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section is offered in hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom two days per week and additional online class activities. Students must have access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online from any computer.

Section 5076 of KINES71
Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice II -- : Feb 01 - Feb 01 2020
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate. The above section will meet on Saturdays, Feb 1, March 7, April 4, and May 2 from 9am-12:15pm & 1:30-4pm, Sundays, Feb 2, March 8, April 5, and May 3 from 9am-12:00pm on the Petaluma Campus.

Section 5077 of KINES74
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics -- : Jan 15 - Mar 13 2020
This class is part of the Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate. The above section has an online component. It requires physical attendance in the classroom one day per weekon the following dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/25 and additional online class activities. Students must have access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online from any computer.

Section 6178 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 6402 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 6522 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section is offered in hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom two days per week and additional online class activities. Students must have access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online from any computer.

Section 6762 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 6822 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section is offered in hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom two days per week and additional online class activities. Students must have access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online from any computer.

Degrees:
M.S., Exercise Science, The George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington DC
B.A., Mass Communications and English, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Yoga Credentials:
500-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Body Balance Yoga at Oasis Yoga Spa, Solon Ohio
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville North Carolina

Professional Certifications and Certificates:
American College of Sports Medicine - Health Fitness Specialist
American Council on Exercise - Group Fitness Instructor
PhysicalMind Institute - Mat Pilates Instructor
Real Balance - Health and Wellness Coach
Road Running Clubs of America - Running Coach
Total Barre - Instructor Course (Foundations, Endurance, and Special Populations)
American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists - Nutrition Specialist
American Red Cross - CPR/AED and First Aid

Academic Experience: 

Santa Rosa Junior College, 2014 - present, Kinesiology Instructor
Intro to Kinesiology
Principles of Health and Wellness
Yoga (Beginning, Intermediate, Gentle, Vinyasa Flow)
Barre
Pilates
Pilates Yoga Fusion
Body Conditioning
Walking for Fitness
Jogging for Fitness


Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, Ohio), 2008-2014, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Faculty Coordinator for Sport and Exercise Studies A.A.S. degree program
Personal Health Education
Intro to Sport and Exercise Studies
Fitness and Wellness Coaching
Exercise Prescription and Program Design
Exercise for Special Populations
Sport and Exercise Physiology
Teaching Exercise Techniques
Principles of Sport Management
Principles of Sport Coaching
Yoga
Pilates
Personal Fitness Development
Personal Strength Development
Cardio Fitness

College of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City, North Carolina), 2004-2008, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Personal Health and Wellness
Fit and Well for Life
Yoga
Pilates
Weight Training
Walk, Jog, Run
Aerobics
Physical Fitness

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, Virginia), 2004, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education
Yoga
Aerobics

The George Washington University (Washington DC), 2002-2004, Exercise and Sport Activities Instructor
Yoga
Pilates
Weight Training
Jogging
Step Aerobics

I was born in Fargo, North Dakota and grew up across the river in Moorhead, Minnesota. (And yes, people there do have the accent you hear in the film "Fargo."). I was a dancer and loved activities like cycling, ice skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing (Minnesota, remember). I started teaching group fitness classes to my peers when I was an undergraduate student and continued moonlighting as a group exercise and yoga instructor throughout my first career in print and radio journalism. Eventually I decided my part-time job was more rewarding and returned to school so I could work full-time in health and fitness, with the goal of teaching at the college level. Along the way I've lived in eight different states before arriving in California, the place I described in my high school journal as my dream destination.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Wellness
Wellness Coaching
Yoga
Yoga and Mental Training for Athletes
Nutrition
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Mind-Body Practices
Stress Management
Online Teaching and Learning

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Memberships:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Yoga Alliance
American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN)
Empire Runners Club

Welcome to my Homepage and to SRJC! I'm thrilled to be teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College and living in Sonoma County after 10 years of teaching in Ohio and North Carolina. My mission is helping and guiding people to discover how wellness, self-care, and physical activity can be part of good health, achieving goals, and loving life. Some of my favorite things to do include practicing yoga, working out (especially barre, Pilates, and circuit training), running, reading fiction and non-fiction, writing, beach combing, sharing conversations and laughs with friends, exploring the Bay Area and Wine Country, listening to all kinds of music, watching baseball, and traveling. I hope you'll join me in a class soon.