I'm passionate about personal safety and love watching students, especially women, discover their power and the ability to defend themselves. My self-defense classes provide attendees with tested skills and techniques, yet I treat the serious subject of safety with humor and acceptance.
I attended a free trial Krav Maga class with Alpha Krav Maga Boston’s Dennis Amato in June of 2004. I immediately fell in love with the intense workout and no-nonsense self-defense techniques and have been an avid student of Krav Maga ever since. In 2010, I began teaching as an apprentice instructor with Dennis Amato and Karen Armato. I became a certified Alpha Krav Maga instructor in early 2014.
My work has taken me to the Middle East, Central America, India, Nepal, and Haiti. I travel frequently with co-workers and colleagues. Therefore, I trained in executive protection, so I could have the skills to keep my colleagues safe. I took Robert Oatman's 7-Day Residential Training Course in executive protection and trained with Sig Sauer Academy on several occasions. My travels and training enhance my self-defense classes through the application of real-world scenarios.
Runner Safety Specialization
As much as I love Krav Maga, I love running more. I refuse to let travel come between me and a good trail and have a no "dreadmill" rule! I've run on every continent except Antarctica. Therefore, I have personal experience staying safe as a runner. I recently taught safety workshops for the following organizations:
- BostonFit, a Boston-area marathon training group
- Oiselle, a women's running apparel company, and their Oiselle Volée running network in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Katona Pilates in Portland, Oregon
- 2015 & 2017 Kara Goucher Podium Retreat
- Carrie Tollefson's Training Camp in 2018
Safety Workshops Around the World
I teach all across the word. My most recent sessions were in Fond des Blancs, Haiti and Kathmandu, Nepal.