I have 19 years of coaching experience with both competitive and recreational figure skaters. As a competitive figure skater I was a 2-Time International Champion, the 1997 US National Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist, International Junior Grand Prix Finals Competitor, a 4-Time US National Competitor, an Eastern Sectionals Champion at both the Junior and Senior levels, and a New England Regional Champion at the Intermediate, Junior, and Senior levels. As a member of the US Figure Skating Team for 4 years, I had the amazing privilege of representing the US in interesting countries around the world at a young age.
As a skater, I trained for 9 years under World and Olympic Hall of Fame Coaches Evy and Mary Scotvold who are most celebrated for coaching Nancy Kerrigan and Paul Wylie to Olympic medals. In the figure skating world, the Scotvolds are acclaimed as technical masters of jump and spin technique and choreography. As a coach, I was fortunate to have served as Evy and Mary Scotvold’s Assistant Coach for 4 summers, teaching the specialized jumping and spinning techniques that they trained me in over the years to their competitive and elite level skating students.
I graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a BA in Government with a focus on International Relations and Economics. While at Harvard I co-founded the Harvard University Figure Skating Club and was a member of Harvard’s JV Women’s Ice Hockey Team.
I have been working as a corporate strategy and development consultant with Shiboomi LLC for the past decade and also serve as a Director of the company's investment banking arm, Shiboomi Capital. I am also the founder and CEO of InSchoolbus, an educational consulting, planning, and admissions counseling company specializing international students and other "outside the box" students such as individual athletes: www.inschoolbus.com. Through this work I have been fortunate to have traveled the globe working with on projects in a wide array of industries and sectors around the world.
I currently serve on US Figure Skating's Strategic Planning Committee and Special Strategic Task Forces. I have served on numerous additional US Figure Skating Committees and held USFS leadership positions over the years including the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Marketing Committee, Singles Committee, Athlete Alumni Committee, Athlete Advisory Committee, and Sports Science Committee.
I am currently a member of The Skating Club of Boston’s professional coaching staff, am a USFS CER Category A Coach, and am a PSA Rated Professional in Free Skating and Moves in the Field. I also currently serve as the Head Coach of the Harvard University Figure Skating Team.
I live in South Boston with my husband, Gary; 16 year-old stepson, Tyler; and our two cats, Cupcake and Ponyo.