What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
Being a member of the Luvabulls is such an honor! It means that I get to be a part of a 34 year old organization that has put forward some of the most talented, professional and poised women in those years. It also means that I get the privilege to not only entertain the incredible fans at the United Center, but do it along with 24 other amazing women!
How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
I danced at my studio for 15 years, where I learned, performed and competed in various styles of dance. I also danced on my high school dance team where I was captain both my junior and senior year. That led me to become a dance clinic instructor for high school teams across Minnesota. I later even became a judge for high school dance competitions. I then danced on my first professional team in Minnesota, but I am happy to have found my home here in Chicago dancing for the Luvabulls :)
What is your claim to fame—besides being a Luvabull?
If you happened to ever live in Minnesota, you may have caught me on TV as the sideline reporter for the Yokal Sports Sports Report.
What do you do for a living?
I am a broadcast reporter and host, but I also do a little of the behind the scenes work as well. I love covering all news and entertainment, but sports is my passion and hopefully one day I'll end up on ESPN!
Describe the feeling of hearing your number called at tryouts as you made the Luvabulls.
For the first few seconds I couldn't breath, then I became overwhelmed with emotion and nearly started to cry. If you watch the video, I'm the girl at the end that looks like she's tearing up… Although, once the initial shock was over, I felt ecstatic and ready to jump off the walls!
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
I admire my parents for supporting me as a dancer. My mother has been by my side and cheering me on ever since my very first recital at the age of three. Robin Roberts is also another person that greatly inspires me. She has accomplished so much in her lifetime and even through personal struggle she perseveres and continues to entertain millions with positivity and joy. I hope to do the same not only as a dancer, but in life.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I'd have to say landing the Luvabulls felt pretty amazing! However, I'm also pretty proud of myself for landing a production and on-camera job right out of college as a broadcast journalism major. Ten years from now I still want to be doing something in the field of dance, but hopefully you'll also see me on your TV screens bringing you the latest news and entertainment of the day.