I have 20 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 the world's top masters of jump and spin technique and choreography of their time. I started my coaching career in the fortunate position of serving as the Scotvold’s Assistant Coach for 4 years, teaching the specialized jumping and spinning techniques that they trained me in over the years to their competitive and elite level skating students. I have have gone on to coach a number of skaters over the years from their first skating lesson through the regional level, have taken skaters through their senior free skate test, as well as the junior level at regional championships. Additionally, I have worked with many top Boston area coaches over the years as a secondary coach, helping their students of all levels and ages from beginners to sectional, national, and international competitors. I also currently serve as Head Coach of the Harvard University Figure Skating Club Team.
Off the ice, I am a co-founder and CEO of InSchoolbus, Inc (www.inschoolbus.com), an educational counseling and planning company that specializes in college and private high school prep and planning and an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). I also have 17 years of experience in business, corporate development, & management consulting. I currently serve as a Director at Shiboomi, LLC and also serve as a Mentor at the MassChallenge startup accelerator program. 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 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 served on numerous additional US Figure Skating Committees and held USFS leadership positions over the years. I have most recently served on US Figure Skating's Strategic Planning Committee and Special Strategic Task Forces through. Additional US Figure Skating positions I have help include serving as a member of 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 Certified 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; 17 year-old stepson, Tyler; and our two cats, Cupcake and Ponyo.