My Story

I'm originally from the Rio Grande Valley and relocated to central Texas nearly fifteen years ago.

In my early career I was a dance instructor, crafting curriculum and cultivating creativity for both nonprofit and for-profit dance programs.  I translated my talent for helping dancers move and control their bodies to helping people of all ages and levels of activity move their bodies in more functional ways when I completed by clinical doctorate in physical therapy and became a licensed physical therapist.

I continued to teach dance and fitness classes while working as a physical therapist, but also grew into new ways of helping others.  I began leading community outreach, staff training and development, and growing into organizational leadership.  I also committed to robust volunteerism to lend my talents to nonprofits and young professionals.

Ultimately, I found a way to combine my diverse interests, experiences, and education into DRC Development, where I provide a holistic approach to professional and wellness coaching and consulting.  I'm on a mission to make the world a kinder and more equitable place, and I hope we work together along the way!

My Credentials

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in biology, Texas State University

  • Academy for Healthcare Management & Leadership, Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Non-Clinical Certifications

  • Certified Coach Practitioner (Life and Executive Coaching), Certified Coaches Federation 

  • Certified Learning & Development Specialist, Academy to Innovate HR

  • Certified HR Organizational Development Practitioner, Academy to Innovate HR

  • Certified Talent Acquisition Specialist, Academy to Innovate HR

  • Certified Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Academy to Innovate HR

  • Certified Neurodiversity Professional, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

Clinical License & Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 

  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association 

  • Certified in Dry Needling, American Academy of Manipulative Therapy 

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Course Certificates  

  • Creating Leadership Development Programs, Association for Talent Development

  • Removing Barriers to Change, University of Pennsylvania