I first got into gymnastics in 2011 at age 5, when I joined Elko Gymnastics Club in Elko, Nevada. My very first competition was in December 2012 at the Teddy Bear Classic in Boise, Idaho, where I placed 3rd overall in my level. In summer 2013, I began advanced training, which has helped get me to where I am today. It's been my privilege to have worked alongside some very talented Elite gymnasts under the instruction of terrific coaches and national staff members over the years. Each of those people has taught me something important, positive and valuable that I can apply to my gymnastics performance and my personal life.