ABOUT VICTORIA

Completed the Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program Foundation Course at Duke Integrative Medicine
Certified Run Coach/Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor, Spin, TRX/ Creator of the Best Playlist/YOUR COACH

I spent the majority of my life either competitively swimming or running or being a gym bunny {hello, 4am crew}. I have always been on the more 'dense' side, always athletic but struggled to find the right nutrition to fuel my body for optimum performance. When I started to train for my first full marathon, I really started to hone in on nutrition and tailor it to fit my body's needs--- and then I noticed my performance took off. I felt great and my workouts showed. As normal in life, things ebbed and flowed, but working out remained consistent- just sometimes with less intensity and duration based on the season of life I was in.

Fast forward to 36 years old and when we welcomed our first baby.

 

I almost died at 9 days post-partum due to severe post-partum preeclampsia, partial HELLP syndrome, and an infection that was bordering septic. I went into pregnancy healthy, even working out the morning my water broke- and came out with high blood pressure (medicine controlled), high cholesterol, pre-diabetic, liver disease, numerous kidney infections, and a broken foot due to the rapid swelling. With a new outlook on how the most amazing time of my life impacted my health, I started working with a team of medical doctors and also did a TON of research on my own.

And that landed me here. An Integrative Medicine Health Coach!

I want to help empower other women (and men) to make changes in all facets of their life to help them flourish and thrive. I am excited to work alongside you.

Before starting this journey towards my optimum health, I spent over 15 years in non-profit development and corporate sales. And in fact, I still work with a few non-profits to help with social media and fundraising. I have an MBA from Georgia Southern University and also a passion for echinoderms- hint, Sea Stars and Sea Urchins. I am the founder and race director of the 140 over 90 Run (charity run for the Preeclampsia Foundation).

I have coached runners to the finish line of their first half marathon or 5k and helped many sweat it out on a spin bike. If you want to read the rest of my credentials, feel free to read below, but know that the one I am most proud of is: self-proclaimed "best playlist creator" for spin class. I have completed countless 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, two full marathons, and a Half Ironman. I find my happy in moving my body, however that may be for the season of life.

I am the proud wife of my wicked smart & handsome husband who loves adventure as much as I do. We have a beautiful daughter and love watching her grow every day. She sure is a little spitfire that loves playing in the dirt while wearing a big ole bow or being around all the big kids while trying to keep up. As a family, we love to be weekend warriors and explore new trails and spending time outside. Or I can count on my personal travel itinerary pro, aka my husband, to plan the best trips. Seriously, if engineering doesn't work out- he would make the best travel agent. 

I am always pretty lucky with the best friends a gal could ask for. They are always up for my crazy ideas, adventures, and offer their love, support, and cheers. 

Certifications

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FITNESS CREDENTIALS

  • RRCA Certified Run Coach

    • coaching over 100 athletes from 5k to half marathon (in-person and online). Currently accepting online clients.

  • Schwinn Spin Instructor​

  • NESTA Group Fitness Instructor

  • TRX Certified Instructor

  • Fit4Mom Stroller Strides Instructor

  • Former Collegiate Athlete (DIII Swimming)

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

  • WSI Certified

  • 6 years Summer Swim Coach

  • Best Playlist Creator (self-proclaimed)

 

EDUCATION + WORK

  • MBA, Georgia Southern University

  • B.S. in Biology, Mary Baldwin University

    • Duke University, Marine Lab (Semester on Marine Invertebrates)​

    • Internship at Reef Relief, Key West (FL) for a year

  • "Science of Well-Being" Certificate, Yale University

  • "Food, Nutrition, and Health" Certificate, Kennesaw State University

  • Business Development/Fundraising – Developed and implemented strategies to maximize outreach while ensuring brand, relationships, and mission stay intact during my 15 year career in non-profit development and corporate sales. Successfully raised over $15 million dollars during my tenure to help further missions and brought in over $100 million impact back to Savannah in tourism dollars.

  • Founded 'Elf on the Run', non-profit in Savannah (GA) that collected over 100,000 items for local charities and had a collective impact of over $250,000 of budget relieving dollars over 6 years. 

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Preeclampsia Foundation

  • The Empowerment Center

  • Performance Initiatives

  • United Way of Coastal Empire, Santa Cruz County, and Northern Nevada

  • Camp Ukandu

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Various Run events-- love to help with packet pick up and on-course support

  • Emmaus House

  • Have a project, would love to learn more!