Community Health Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
3 Years as a BIO Mentor.
Youth Basketball and Softball Coach.
Former childcare provider.
Former personal trainer.
Mom to two great kids.
Has run many races including several half marathons.
Finds great joy in being around kids and helping them to be their best.
BIO Girls uses physical fitness, primarily non-competitive running as a tool to build self-confidence. Children gain confidence by experiencing a series of successes. We provide the girls an opportunity to be successful each week with the workouts which are geared towards helping them accomplish their end-goal of a 5K race.
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make BIO Girls a success. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, talent, and positive energy to make the program great.
For more information on volunteering with BIO Girls or bringing a BIO Girls location to your community, visit Volunteer Opportunities.
Each week an age appropriate theme is introduced focusing on topics covering Self-Image & Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Servant Leadership, Healthy Relationships and Kindness & Compassion. The girls meet in a large group for an overview and then break into small groups with their mentor to discuss the topic or complete an associated activity.
Small group mentoring is a vital component of the BIO Girls program. With a ratio of 1 mentor to 4 participants relationships are formed. The mentors serve as a positive role model, cheerleader, confidant and work to challenge the girls to gain confidence where necessary. These relationships often last well beyond the 12-week program.
Director of Programming
BIO Girls Mission Statement: BIO Girls builds confidence in adolescent girls through empowerment of self and service to others.
BIO Girls is a 501(c)3 (non-profit) organization based in Fargo, ND with locations in Minnesota and North Dakota. Each BIO Girls site meets weekly over the course of 10-12 weeks to train their mind, body and soul. Participants gain the tools and confidence needed to navigate adolescence, dream big and have the confidence to be themselves. The program concludes with the running of a local 5K race.