I began my martial arts training when I was 16 years old under Master Mary Ann Walsh at the YWCA in Scranton, PA and YMCA in Dunmore, PA. I also trained and taught at Cap's Academy in West Side Scranton with Master Alan Caponigro. I earned my 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belts with Tang Soo Do, Soo Balk Do. My family moved out of the area where there were no Tang Soo Do schools so I continued to train on my own. A few years later we moved back to the area I began teaching martial arts at my daughter's home school group. This grew into what it is known today, Family Martial Arts Academy of NEPA. When I returned to training I earned my 3rd and Master Degrees with UTA Dalton under Master Steele. I've been training in Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Sifu Rick Schmoyer for the past 5 years. I also have special TASK Force Training and Gun defense with Sifu Randy Williams.
Teaching is my life's passion. I want my students to receive the best training possible, to be able to defend themselves, and to reach their goals.
I've been training in martial arts since I was 8 years old and earned my 1st Degree Black Belt when I was 12 years old with Maple Lake Karate. I earned my 2nd Degree through UTA Dalton under Master Steele. I currently hold a 3rd Degree Black Belt through Family Martial Arts Academy of NEPA where I also teach when I am not away at college.