Born in the "Summer of '69"
Grew up in Richmond, B.C.
Married in '94
Two children: Katrina (7) and Tyler (5)
Height: 5' 4.5"
Weight: 118lbs off season and 110 lbs on
Occupations: Business owner/inventor, Ty-Kat
Designs (Lion-In-the-Sun Lotion
and Dental Hygienist
Proudest moment: Hearing my kids say that they
"love me so much, and are lucky to have me as their mommy",
they are the reason I am striving to meet my goals! (they deserve
the most that life has to offer).
I have lifted weights (I asked for 10lb dumbbells
for my 8th birthday, thanks to Charles Atlas on T.V.), and played
numerous sports most of my childhood years. I became more involved
in weight training in my late teens. However, it wasn't until
2002 that I started training to compete.
I competed in WNSO 2003 (Vancouver, World Natural
Sports Organization) placing 2nd in the women's Light Weight Class.
My Second competition was the FVF Femsport 2003 competition in
Vancouver (I trained so differently for this and I loved it!).
I will be competing next year, once I get my Lion-In-the-Sun product
I love competing, there is nothing that I have
every done in my life that can compare to the exhilaration that
I feel up on stage.
I was amazed by the incredible changes to my body
that I saw every morning I woke up. What a great motivator. My
body was transforming right before my own eyes. I owe so much
to my trainers and nutrition counselors: Dawn Allison, Martin
Crowder and Brent Axman. For without their professional care I
could never have achieved 6% body fat while maintaining my Lean
I invented a product called Lion-In-the-Sun while
preparing for my 1st competition. . . My life's path has changed
as a result! I am now actively pursuing my dream of making my
creation become a success. If you read my article you will certainly
understand what motivates me. I have never worked harder in my
life then I have these last 3 years (training and building a business).
But I can honestly say that I have enjoyed and grown in so many
ways as a result of my dedication and determination. I look forward
to what the future will hold for me and for my family.