Hometown: San Jose, CA
Favorite Sactown Hangout? Any Selland’s related restaurant! Anyone want to sponsor my adventure to The Kitchen?
Favorite Quote: “Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
What is one goal that you’re currently working on? Being mindfully present when I’m with my family.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A nurse.
Three things you can’t live without: Phillip, Benjamin, and whoever is in my belly (but that counts as 1), lululemon (so I can pretend to be trendy even when I’m not getting ready), and some sort of treat yo self dessert.
Beach, Mountains, or Big City, and why? Beach. ALWAYS. It gives me one of my favorite feelings. The sun on your skin, the sound of the ocean, and the expectation to be present and doing nothing… until I had a kid but I’m still sticking to that expectation.
Favorite guilty pleasure: Not feeling guilty about anything that brings pleasure.
Describe the music in your class: Probably/always Beyonce, fun drops and something you may have heard on the radio but remixed. I don’t always listen to lyrics, so I feel inspired to move by the beat then you bet it’s in my class!
If you could meet three people dead or alive, who would it be? I would have loved to meet my grandfathers on both sides, especially on my fathers side. My grandma was widowed for over 40 years and still so in love with her husband. Beyonce, duh. Is it too basic to also say Oprah?
Who has influenced you the most? My husband, Phillip! Cheesy, I know. We met when I was 20 and he is such a good example in so many ways in my life. He is always leading with his heart in everything he does. He is supportive, patient, and such a good parent.
What is something that you think everyone should do at least once in their life? Something that makes them uncomfortable.
Who are your top 3 musical artists of all time? Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
Pick a Brad: Pitt, Cooper, or Paisley? Pitt, always. And maybe because he comes with Clooney and some finger foods?
Pick a Jen: Lopez, Aniston, Lawrence? Lawrence, I would love to meet Gail! (Google this for sure!)
Your class in 1 sentence: It won’t be easy but it will always be worth it.
Why TEAMride? I think we offer something special and it’s not just about the class, it’s the before and after and the relationships that grow because of this common love. I’m inspired by our community daily.
How do you want to feel at 100 years old? I joke that at about 80 I’ll start sky diving, swimming with sharks, anything adventurous just to test my luck! But if I make it to 100, I hope I arrive feeling at peace and without regret.
What’s the most useful thing you own? My minivan! #momlife
If you were a character added to a TV show, which show would you join? This Is Us.
What is the best invention in the last 50 years? Whoever decided that $10 avocado toast was a thing is stealing all my money, my iPhone is a close second.
What is one thing you ALWAYS have in your fridge/pantry? Chocolate! If you haven’t tried Alter Ego Quinoa Chocolate you’re missing out.
Would you rather time travel to the past of the future? I would travel into the future, passed a time that I would live to see how my family has grown.