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Director, AquAbility.  Coach for Masters and Disabled Swimmers, 40 years experience swim instruction/coaching experience, AAHPERD Adapted Aquatics Instructor,

ASCA Certified Level 2 Swim Coach, ASCA Certified Level 3 Disability Swim Coach, Member World Swimming Coaches Association, Ace Certified Personal Trainer, Ace Certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, Dental Sales Bone Implant Products: ACE Surgical, Inc., Master’s Swim National Champion and All-American and Collegiate Division 1 All-American Swimmer, property manager/caretaker. Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, Kinesiology.

Experience:-Ketchum, ID
2006 – current

Director, AquAbility.  Master’s Swim coach, Zenergy.  Swim coach for Disabled swimmers. Personal Trainer, Zenergy.  Swim instructor for children and adults, Coaches Chair for USMS Snake River chapter, USMS delegate to National convention..

2001 – 2006

Verst Spine & Orthopedic Care, SpineCare of Idaho, Sun Valley Spine Institute.  Full time clinical coordinator and executive administrative assistant to busy orthopaedic spine surgeon, OSHA safety coordinator, HIPAA privacy officer, X-ray technician.  Extensive computer experience including PC, Excel, PowerPoint, and various medical software programming.

Personal Trainer – private home-based clients.

Sun Valley Athletic Club.  Personal trainer and swim instructor.  Front desk.

Sun Valley Junior Hockey.  Goalie coach for community program.

2000 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota Sports Medicine Canter.  Executive Administrative Assistant and Clinical Assistant for a busy orthopaedic surgeon / Director of post-graduate fellowship program and team physician for Minnesota Vikings and Timberwolves professional sports teams with extensive responsibilities involving both the medical practice, fellowship program and research.

1997 – 2000-Ketchum, Idaho

Sawtooth Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic.  Administrative and Clinic Assistant for two surgeons with responsibilities including: clinic and surgery scheduling, phones, triage, correspondence, transcription, communicating with medical sales reps to procure surgical instruments, implants and hardware, chart maintenance and direct patient care in a busy ski town fracture clinic.

Sun Valley 5B Swim team coach.

Sun Valley Athletic Club.  Personal Trainer.  Swim Instructor.  Front desk.

1991-1997- Phoenix, Arizona

  • Arizona Marlins Swim Club.  Strength and conditioning coach for Elite, Junior and Senior national Teams, Swim coach for developmental teams.
  • Arcadia High School.  Head Swim Coach for boys and girls high school State Champion swim teams.
  • Personal Trainer.  Private clients: home and club based.
  • Substitute Teacher K-12 and preschool.


B.S. Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Key National Honor Society.

Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Cardiology Department.

American Council on Exercise. Certified Personal Trainer.

American Council on Exercise, Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist.

American Swim Coaches Association, Certified Level 2 Swim Coach.

American Swim Coaches Association, Certified Level 3 Disability Swim Coach.

Current First Aid and CPR, AED.

Wilderness First Responder.

Adapted Aquatics Instructor.

Ongoing continuing education for all certifications.


American Swim Coaches of America, member.

World Swimming Coaches Association, member.

USA Hockey.  Member.  Goaltender.

United States Masters Swimming.  Member and Coach.

1999 USMS National Champion, All-American, Top Ten.

USA Hockey.  Coach for junior hockey goaltenders.

Collegiate All-American Swimmer.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.

High School All-American Swimmer.  Minnetonka, Minnesota.