My story

Throughout my life I have worn many hats...

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Hat One:
The Victim

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Hat Two:
The Police Officer

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Hat three:
The Fitness Coach

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Hat Four:
The Safety Expert

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Hat Five:
The Media Personality

Getting started...

I have 4 teen boys, I’m a women’s fitness coach, I own 416 Tactical with my husband, I share personal safety information on Social Media, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

It has always been my goal to help women bring out their best version of themselves through building confidence.

hat one:

the victim

There’s no easy way to say this, and I’d like to start with a trigger warning as my childhood may be disturbing and uncomfortable for some readers. 

When I was a young girl, I was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of someone I trusted for many years. I’ll spare the details, but it wasn’t until I found the strength and courage to stand up for myself that that finally changed. I began training in kickboxing to get through the dark days. It became my outlet and helped me focus, stay strong mentally and physically, and prepared me to take care of myself. No one was ever going to hurt me again.

Hat two

the Police Officer

My childhood was tough, but it did show me what I wanted to do with my life. The Officers who got me out of my situation are the reason that I became a Police Officer myself. I wanted to help people the way they had helped me. 

During my 15-year Policing career, I was a general Patrol Officer, I trained new Officers, and I was a part of the Community Response Services which included Special Community Traffic and criminal projects as well as working in the high schools with high-risk students.

hat three:

the Fitness Coach

After resigning from my 15-year career as a police officer, I dove head first into my passion, building confidence through health and fitness. Working with thousands of women, both in person at the personal training studio I owned, and online, I watch every single one of them flourish and become the best version of themselves.

But that isn’t the end of my story..

hat four:

The Safety Expert

Just like many other business owners, Covid-19 was not friendly to the gym I had spent years building up, and unfortunately, it had to be closed down.

But that didn’t stop me

Instead, we had the confidence to pivot. I returned to my roots of public safety and opened 416 Tactical Supply, an Emergency Services tactical supply store in Toronto, and began sharing safety tips online to help women, who are in situations just like I was, have the confidence to protect themselves and thrive.

I want to be the person I needed as a young girl.

hat Five:

the Media Personality

With a background in both Safety and Fitness, I have effortlessly navigated her way through various media platformsThroughout my media roles, I have been a host, social commentator, fitness and safety expert, sponsored creator, and body double in traditional media and social media. 

My ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of media has allowed me to connect with those who follow on with my journey.