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Monday

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fitness Center PC806 Petaluma Campus

Wednesday

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fitness Center PC806 Petaluma Campus

Thursday

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Fitness Center PC806 Petaluma Campus

Spring 2018

Section 5076 of KINES71
Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice II -- : Jan 20 - Jan 20 2018
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate. The above section will meet on Saturdays, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17, and April 14 10am-12:30pm & 1:30-4pm, Sundays, Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, and April 15 from 10am-12pm & 1-2:45pm on the Petaluma Campus.

Section 5077 of KINES74
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics -- : Jan 17 - Mar 28 2018
This class is part of the Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate.

Section 5626 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2018

Section 5631 of KFIT32.1
Beginning Barre Fitness -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018

Section 6178 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material. This section is a Late Start class beginning on Feb1, 2016.

Section 6402 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jan 17 - May 14 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 6513 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2018

Section 6530 of KFIT3.3
Advanced Body Conditioning -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018
This class will focus on Barre Fitness techniques

Section 6762 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Feb 20 - May 18 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Fall 2017

Section 0570 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017

Section 1002 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Aug 21 - Sep 27 2017

Section 1034 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 21 - Dec 17 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process visit the class homepage for further details.

Section 1647 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 1747 of KINES73
Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers -- : Oct 18 - Dec 06 2017
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate.

Section 1748 of KINES70
Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice I -- : Aug 26 - Aug 26 2017
This class is part of the Yoga 200 - hour Teacher Training Certificate. Students will be required to attend weekly Yoga classes at SRJC (as an enrolled student) or at local private studios and are responsible for any associated fees (costs average $12-15. per class for studio classes. The above section will meet on Aug 26, 9-11am, and Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4 & Dec 2 from 8-4:30pm and Sept 10, Oct 8 Nov 5, Dec 3 from 9am-3:30pm on the Petaluma Campus.

Section 2450 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Aug 21 - Dec 15 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process visit the class homepage for further details.

Section 2536 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Aug 21 - Sep 27 2017

Section 2878 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 21 - Dec 15 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process visit the class homepage for further details.

Summer 2017

Section 8601 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jun 13 - Aug 10 2017

Section 8602 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jun 13 - Aug 10 2017

Section 8922 of KINES5
Sport and Society -- : Jun 19 - Jul 30 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 8958 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jun 19 - Jul 30 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 8992 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 19 - Jul 30 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 9077 of KFIT31.1
Pilates Yoga Fusion -- : Jun 13 - Aug 10 2017

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.