I was born in Willows, CA on January 13, 1976. I was raised
most of my life in Orland, CA. I grew up as a skinny, petite little girl, but
I was very athletic.
I started in gymnastics when I was
6 and did that for 3 years. When I was 8 years old, I got into baseball. I played
little league for 3 years then went into the major leagues.
was teased by the other teams when I first entered the majors, but I shut them
up really fast when I showed them that I might be tiny, but I got a lot of power
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was right around this time that I joined Tae kwon do. I trained for about 4 years
and received a first degree blackbelt. I eventually quit because it became too
much for me at such a young age. They wanted me to teach classes at the age of
13 and I could not handle that kind of responsibility at that time.
When I was 16, I was introduced to weight training. My brother was into it
at the time and I saw the dramatic changes he had been making over the years,
so I decided to give it a try. I hit the weights pretty hard right away. My body
started to change in a matter of months. Everyone was noticing my definition.
It was pretty exciting.
At the time, my goal was to compete
in 3 years. Well, it was actually 8 years later that I competed in my first show.
It was a friend of mine who persuaded me to enter into my first bodybuilding show.
Here is a list of shows that I have done so far:
Costa 99 Middle Weight 2nd (130pds)
Sacramento 99 Heavy Weight 1st and
Contra Costa 2000 Heavy Weight 2nd (138pds)
California 2000 Heavy Weight 2nd (144pds)
USA 2001 Middle Weight 5th
Nationals 2001 Heavy Weight 16th (144pds)
2001 Heavy Weight 1st and overall (144pds)
Nationals 2002 Middle Weight