I came to Sitka from the Bay Area in 1997 thinking that I would stay for a year, now 20 years later I am still living here with my husband and 2 boys Bryce and Nolan. I started out at Raven's Way before going back to school to get my BSN, and now work in the ER at Sitka Community Hospital. I have played sports and worked out for as long as I can remember and it is a huge part of my life. I took my first spin class here at the Hames Center and loved it! It has been a blast teaching! I have always been a weight lifter but didn't discover Rockfit until I took the class at Hames. I was hooked. I love the camaraderie of the group environment, the high intensity and the diversity of the workouts, and pushing myself harder that I ever have before. I see every day in my job the importance that exercise and functional movement have on a good quality of life and that has been a great motivator for me to get certified to be an instructor.