Offering the Support that Future Firefighters and Athletes Need
Firefighter, Mentor & Fitness Coach
According to the calendar I am 49 years old but I feel like I am 25 years old! I am entering my 18th year as a proud professional firefighter now.
I am personal trainer and certified Emergency Medical Technician. I also hold 3 California state instructor certifications. I have a huge amount of passion and love for my family, friends, and my career.
I love teaching and motivating anybody especially those who want to become firefighters. I enjoy instructing during Academy time, as well as proctoring on oral board interviews.
I have an amazing spouse along with two teenage boys and two cute pups who keep me on my toes. The sports I enjoy are softball, ice hockey and trail running.
I am not only a Firefighter, but I am a proud product of Blaze of Glory Fitness. My goal is to give back everything I can to help you reach your own goals of becoming a Firefighter or being in Firefighter shape.
I know what it feels like when you want to give up until someone pushes you to reach limits you never knew you had. I know what it feels like to be disappointed until you realize more doors are opening up for you. I am ready to learn more of the craft of firefighting as I teach you what I know.
Let's do this!
Born and raised in the bay area, I’ve been married to my amazingly supportive wife for over 13 years. We have 3 awesome kids that are full of life and energy.
I’m currently in my 8th year as a professional firefighter. Prior to achieving my goal of becoming a firefighter I worked as a Volunteer, a Paramedic, an EMT, and a certified safety instructor. I have a huge passion for teaching and hold multiple instructor certifications.
I lacked a mentor during the early part of my journey to becoming a firefighter. This lead me to have a passion for helping others achieve their goals in any way I can.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy trail running, and mountain biking. I love my career as a firefighter, and I love teaching and helping others.
Life and Fitness Coach
Born and raised in San Jose, I still love the Bay Area. I spent many years in the corporate world until I gained a passion for helping others with their mental health and fitness. At Blaze of Glory Fitness, I help our clients get to that next better version of themselves and get them in the best shape for academy!
Katie assists all the coaches as part of the Team Blaze Cadre. She has her Firefighter 1 through South Bay Academy and is a working EMT. Katie's passion for fitness and firefighting makes her the perfect addition to our team!