Being a mother of 3 she can draw on child rearing experience and provide nurturing when needed. Being a former collegiate athlete she understands how important proper training and coaching can affect performance and progress.
Being a Brevet Judge she understands the complex rules of the sport and can make sure her athletes fulfill all the routine requirements. Having a dance background helps her with the choreography details that so many programs do without.
Her recent induction into the Region 5 Hall of Fame indicates that her peers have recognized her consistent and notable contributions to the sport of gymnastics.