I was first introduced to Crossfit and weightlifting while in grad school at TAMU. I was planning a wedding while trying to finish my second degree and was using the gym as my stress relief. I always tell new members either you love it or it’s not for you and I knew immediately it was going to change my life. I was a struggling student financially and took on a weekend job just to pay for my membership. I started coaching a year later and after delving into Olympic lifting gained my USAW as well. After meeting Matt dropping in at Igneous I was immediately taken back by the community and support I felt there. At the time I was coaching at another gym and working full time in physical therapy when Matt asked me to come coach. There was a piece of me that said I had to make my transition to Igneous and I never regretted that decision. This gym has given me such joy and an extended family I never knew I was missing.