"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
So, here’s something you need to know right off the bat. My passions and desires are vast. I don’t fit into a neat, tidy box. I used to see that as a bad thing. Why can’t I have love and focus for just one thing?! Instead I am passionate about health and wellness, photography, marriage, motherhood, adoption, Jesus, financial freedom and empowering people to live life to the full. Figuring out which of those desires God wanted me to use was an exhausting task. Then God showed me,
“I want all of it. Every desire, every passion, every dream. There is purpose and life in all of it through me.”
Check out below how God is using me in LOTS of different roles to bring glory to him and bless others...
Wife: I have been married to this hottie for nine years! Little did I know that this free-spirit gal would fall for an engineer. He is fire. I am wind. Together we dream BIG dreams, think outside the box and make a weird & beautiful life.
Mama: My girls Bella and Clover are my miracles. Experiencing adoption and pregnancy after infertility has only made me appreciate these gems even more. "Mama" is one of my most honored titles.
I have a passion for people and love encouraging individuals to live life to the full in the name of Love. As a coach, I focus on wellness, not just fitness by cultivating mind, heart, soul AND strength for the good of self, but also for the good of others. I believe that true wellness is when we love God, love self and love others and are changed from the inside out.
I've been an entrepreneur since 2009 when on a whim I decided I wanted to be a wedding photographer. No worries that I had never picked up a DSLR camera before! What I lacked in experience I made up for with BELIEF and that, my friends, has led to an 8 year long journey of documenting countless weddings, engagements, families and special moments. See what a little faith can do?!
In 2015, God gave me a vision for something called Beneath the Olive Tree. I saw this community of women who would journey together towards "life to the full". I was hungry for authentic community and I knew others HAD to be too. I was sick of having to wear my "superwoman" cape when really all I wanted was to take it off, sit with other REAL women and say, "Let's not do this alone anymore." God has brought that vision to life through my team of coaches "Team BTOT" and the online BTOT community. We are ever growing and have a space waiting for you!
But wait, there's more! Yes, among my many passions is houses. We own and manage rental properties and run two AirBnbs. I find it so rewarding to be able to provide a space for people to do life day in and day out. To think of all the memories people are making in the homes we are providing makes my heart sing. Not only that, but they're so much fun to design and decorate!
I wear many hats and do my best to balance it all. But, at the end of the day, those things don’t define me. My identity lies in Christ and Christ alone. My life has been purchased by his blood. Because of him, I am an adopted daughter of my Father in heaven. Once I truly understood that this is who I am, and therefore what should move my every step, I began to understand my true purpose. I understood that all that I do flows from what He has done and therefore ALL that I do has purpose in Him. I am a work in progress on a journey to pursue wholeness; wholeness in who He created me to be and in what He has called me to do.