I started my KUMA journey on my 50th birthday, searching for something new and exciting. I had been considering kickboxing for months, and when I put on my first set of gloves and heard the “SNAP” of the bag, I was immediately hooked. Outside the studio, I’m a happily married mother of three nearly grown-up boys and a General Manager of a big box retailer, having been with my current company for 23 years. I love traveling, hiking, kayaking, and staying active in any way I can.