Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I was a first generation American. My mother and siblings are from Guyana, located in South America and my father is from Barbados. A year after I graduated high school I decided to do something radical…I transferred from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC to study chemistry at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. I was the first person in my family to attend and graduate college, let me mention that I graduated magna cum laude.
I then graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. My passion has always been in women’s and children’s health. Shortly thereafter I became pregnant and decided that I wanted to have as natural a birth as possible. I met the woman who would be the midwife for both my pregnancies and went on to deliver my babies via water births in the comfort of my home.
Wanting to take care of myself and my family as best as I could, I began to study herbs, Ayurveda, nutrition and became a certified personal trainer. It has not always been easy, as a matter of fact I have lived with depression since I was a teen. The difference now is that while depression is still part of my life, it is no longer in the driver’s seat! Most days you will find me sweating it out in the park, gym or where ever I am training because God used fitness to literally saved my life.
My purpose is to inspire other women, especially mamas to mother themselves…because we often don’t.
My goal is this: To lock arms with other awesome women (especially my fellow moms) to raise happy healthy families, contribute to our communities in meaningful ways while creating freedom and leaving lasting legacies!
I love God, my children, great food, half marathons, yoga, and strength training…basically staying F.I.T. (Focused Intentional Transformation)! You can connect with me daily on Facebook where I share workouts, simple meal planning and whatever else is on my mind. Let’s take this journey together because health starts within.