Being born with genetic organ diseases and a connective tissue disorder - Ehlos Danlos (Hypermobility), I was not thought of as the athlete in the family. But from a young age I was super active and wanted to do everything I could and be involved in sports. In elementary school, I was in a terrible theme park ride accident and I lost my ability to talk due to a brain injury, so I had to relearn. I was in speech therapy and physical rehab for 5 years and that is when my mother put me into acting to help my confidence in speaking again. I started performing as an actor and as an athlete in Junior High. I excelled. I was the top female on the Junior Wrestling Team, and I was on the volleyball and dance team. I picked up my first weight lifting intro class in grade 7 and I was on the only female in it and did not care. I knew I was meant to be something, do great things and succeed at all I wanted to.