Jen was born and raised in Roanoke, VA.  She is a Virginia Tech graduate with a Masters in Accounting.  During her time at Virginia Tech, she was a school record holder and All-ACC athlete in the pole vault and part of two ACC championship teams.  

Jen is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Flywheel Instructor and Spartan SGX Coach.  With her Spartan SGX certification she has been trained by Spartan to prepare specific programs to enable all fitness levels to perform obstacle races.   In fact, as part of her certification she was required to build her own 12 week program and demonstrate her knowledge of workouts and the body for Spartan trainers.

While Jen loves coaching, she herself is also an elite level obstacle racer.  She qualified and competed in the 2016 Spartan Race World Championships held at Squaw Valley, CA.  She also qualified for the 2015 Spartan World Championships and the 2016 Obstacle Race World Championships. She was also most recently voted one of Charlotte's Top Run Coaches by CLT Fitness.

When Jen is not coaching she enjoys spending time with her three girls, going to Virginia Tech football games or trying a new restaurant/brewery with her husband.  Jen truly finds enjoyment in seeing people meet their goals.  Part of training people to complete this program is to see them make their lives better.