In the small town of Aztec, New Mexico I have learned how to dedicate myself to my goals, coaches, and my team. Through them I am able to push myself to my limits and achieve small victories down my road towards athletic success. I am a firm believer, and personal witness, that it is possible to work, go to school, travel, and adventure as long as you develop a system of balance. Most people become overwhelmed with that idea, but I have openly accepted the challenge, even at a young age. I work as a lifeguard at the multiple aquatic facilities in town. The job helps me earn money for education, and is great to learn responsibility, time management, and gives me a taste of adult life. As an athlete, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle even though I have a busy schedule.