I've always loved creative movement.
Gymnastics & Dance ― That's me up there - Nancy Paulos circa 1980. I was a competitive gymnast for 8 years. My happiest memories are when I was practicing on a 4" wide balance beam concentrating on every move, making it all look effortless. Extreme focus. Endless practice. Overcoming fear. Pure joy when I nailed my routines! I took ballet and dance classes to learn to be more graceful. I loved to choreograph my own routines. I studied elite and Olympic performances to learn new moves. Just ask my family, I was obsessed.
Scholarship Athlete ― My senior year of high school, I earned a scholarship to be on the very first women's gymnastics team at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The year was 1979. We were trailblazers for women's college athletics in the NCAA Big 8 Conference. Looking back, I can see how that unique opportunity set me on a trailblazing path for the rest of my life ― breaking down barriers and leading change ― especially for women.
I entered the tech industry in the late 1980's. For woman, it was an act of rebellion just to show up.
Improving Workplace Culture ― I get it. I juggled a demanding career, parenting, and eldercare. Now I work to improve working conditions for future generations.
Improving Diversity in Tech ― Even these days, l'm often the only woman on my teams. Now, I use my background in education combined with my technical experience to help teams mature into diverse high-performing teams.
I help people keep moving - without spending a lot of time or money!
Redefining Fitness ― I teach classes that are about movement and having fun, not traditional fitness or boring routines.
Redefining Aging ― Aging well is about staying mobile, independent, and pain-free. I help people increase their life-span.
Serving my community since 2005.
FITNESS classes I've taught:
YOGA classes I've taught:
Home practice skills.
Blended movement, always evolving.