I started skating after attending a national competition with my mother who is also a professional figure skater. I was often brought to the rink with her and had no interest in skating until I saw the excitement of a competition up close! On the Saturday night of the competition, they had open ice so my mom rented me a pair of skates and I’ve been hooked ever since. After competitive skating for most of my childhood and teen years in both singles and synchro, I turned professional in 2000. I started my professional career at the International Skating Center in Simsbury Connecticut under the direction of Victor Petrenko. I taught there until 2002 when I graduated from the University of Hartford. I returned to Massachusetts and continued coaching on the south shore.
I still live on the south shore with my husband, two children and my yellow lab. When not at the rink, I can usually be found volunteering at my children’s elementary schools and also enjoy traveling to our lake house in Maine or to my family’s farm in Durand, Illinois.
Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography from The University of Hartford. 2002
I believe every skater has the ability to reach their full potential. I work hard to find each individual’s unique learning style and gear my coaching technique in a way that best suits them. I encourage each student to have a positive attitude and respect others both on and off the ice and most importantly have fun while doing it. I hope to pass my love of the sport onto each of my students and encourage them to try their best in everything they do.
Students’ Competitive Achievements:
My students have competed in Basic Skills all the way through Regionals.
Basic Skills, Theatrical Skating, Moves in the Field
1994-1996 regional competitor
Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member, U.S. Figure Skating