My entire family and I have been actively involved in Archery for over 15 years. My father gave me a recurve bow when I was eight years old to shoot recreationally in the backyard and from that moment on I was hooked. Shortly thereafter, we joined a local Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club for lessons and to train with some of the nation’s best coaches and archers, including Olympian Jake Kaminski. I shot Olympic Style Recurve for 10 years at a national level allowing me to train as a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. In 2006, I returned home to attend college and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. I have been competing in the compound division for 6 years nationally in both target and 3-D archery. Recently, I’ve obtained my Level 4-NTS Coaching Certification from USA Archery, with a goal of continuing my certification levels. I also enjoy spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with my fiancé. Before coming to Lancaster, I volunteered alongside my family to run the same JOAD Archery program that I started shooting with in order to share my knowledge and passion for the sport of archery.
If there are two important things in my life, they’d be archery, super heroes, and a complete disregard for mathematics. The degree of overlap between those four topics can honestly be surprising. I started shooting Olympic Recurve when I went to college in 2008 at James Madison University. As I became more familiar with the sport, the coaches introduced me to the National USAT circuit, and I’ve been hooked on FITA-style shoots ever since. By the time I left, I had not only gained my first coaching certification, but had begun to compete regularly in state and national-level events. I’ve been with the Academy since 2015, and have continued to pursue my coaching and competitive careers while here. I currently am a Level 4-NTS coach, and still shoot the USAT circuit every year. I hope to see you on the range!
I have been involved in the archery world for about four years. Growing up, I watched my dad as a bowhunter and have witnessed his hunting experiences. I decided that I wanted to learn how to shoot a bow to hunt alongside him, and so my dad signed me up for lessons at the Academy. It wasn’t long before I grew a serious love and passion for shooting. I was then introduced to competitive archery and joined the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club. I have competed in national-level tournaments and am active in the 3D world of shooting. I am a certified Level 1 Instructor, and enjoy sharing and spreading my love and knowledge of archery with new shooters.