What’s the best part about being a WRC?
When little girls run up to you and say “I want to be a cheerleader too someday!” I love encouraging them to follow their dreams and sharing my story with them.
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT & COACH
Tenure: 6th Year
Hometown: Waldorf, MD
College: Liberty University
Who Motivates Me?
Being very close with my family and growing up with my younger brother who has an intellectual disability, I was naturally led to my passion of helping those with disabilities, and advocating for acceptance of all people. When I’m not cheering for our Redskins, I’m cheering for inclusion!
I work in the field of Special Education and I spend my weekends coaching the Calvert County Starz, a Special Olympic Unified Cheerleading and Dance team.
Working closely with my athletes fills me up with so much joy and is my way to give back to the sport that has given me everything. My athletes are my biggest inspiration. Their love for performing, the hard work they constantly put in, and their positive attitudes are very motivating, especially with the amount of adversity they face in their everyday lives. They continuously show the world that a disability can’t stop you from doing whatever it is you dream of.
One of my favorite parts of the football season is when we host our annual Spirit Explosion Halftime. Each year, a few of my Starz athletes participate. I can’t find the right words to explain how happy it makes me when both of my worlds collide and I’m able to perform alongside them on game day. It’s the wins that happen off the field that mean the most to me. When I’m coaching and serving my community, I’m always winning! I’m very proud to be part of an inclusive organization like the Redskins.