I grew up in Anoka, MN and attended Anoka High School. I have an older and a younger brother. Growing up I always looked up to my older brother and wanted to do everything that he did – which included sports. From the age of about 10 until I graduated high school, I played hockey, softball, and volleyball. Playing three sports year-round came with many injuries. In high school, I could often be found in the trainers’ room, mainly due to over-use injuries. I was always fascinated with the sports side of rehabilitation. Injuries from these sports also led to my first chiropractic visit – where my mind was blown. Prior to this point in my life, I had hardly heard of a chiropractor or what they did. After just one adjustment, I could already tell the difference it had made in my body.
After high school, I attended the UW – Eau Claire, where I played on the women’s hockey team for all four years. I continued seeing a chiropractor throughout those four years to help combat issues that I would face due to skating all the time. I also grew very interested in rehabilitation and athletic training due to the awesome trainers we had. In my third year I declared a Kinesiology major and biology minor. Kinesiology is the study of human movement and I have taken all sorts of classes pertaining to exercise and movement patterns. In my fourth year I tore my MCL with a little over a month left of the season. I began a vigorous rehab program to get back on the ice before playoffs started. With the help of my trainers, I was able to play in our last two games before our year ended. This is where I decided that I really wanted to help people the way I was helped. I graduated in December of 2019 and shortly after came across an open position at Opp Family Chiropractic. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I was given to work here – I cannot wait to help others feel better and become a healthier version of themselves!