Born and raised in Bellingham. Graduated from Bellingham High School in 2006. Played starting forward for 4 years, holds record for most goals in a season (50) and holds the school record for most goals scored during high school career (102). Played forward on the Washington State ODP team that won a national championship in 2004. Graduated from Western Washington University in 2011 with a BA in Recreation, with an emphasis on Community Development. Played 4 years at WWU holding the current record for most assists (27) and recorded 25 goals. Through WWU, helped develop the TOPSoccer Program - a program designed to help kids with physical and mental disabilities learn the game and joy of soccer. Has been involved with the Whatcom County Ranger Football program as a player for six year and coach for seven years.