Ep 49 – I went Pro with Manya Puppione

Manya Puppione, formerly Makoski, grew up playing several sports.  As the youngest sister with older brothers, Manya learned early how to stand up for herself and have that self-motivation to get better.  When she reached high school, Manya had to choose between soccer and gymnastics.  She started doing Olympic Development for soccer and had theContinue reading “Ep 49 – I went Pro with Manya Puppione”

Ep 48 I went Pro with Paige Nielsen

Paige Nielsen is a professional soccer player, currently a member of the Washington Spirit, who just won the National Women’s Soccer League.  In today’s episode, Paige starts at the very beginning and tells us what her journey through soccer has been like and what she has learned along the way. Paige grew up playing soccerContinue reading “Ep 48 I went Pro with Paige Nielsen”

Ep. 47 – I went Pro with Shereesha Richards

Shereesha Richards grew up in Jamaica playing netball. It is a sport that is similar to basketball that is played 7 on 7. She got the opportunity to go to a basketball camp at the age of 16. After the camp, she was approached with the opportunity to go to the United States and playContinue reading “Ep. 47 – I went Pro with Shereesha Richards”

Ep 46 – I went Pro with Erinn Dooley

Erinn Dooley has been a part of the gymnastics community her entire life. She began as a toddler going to mommy & me classes and then started competing as a young girl. She progressed quickly through the levels and made it to level 10, the top junior olympic gymnastics level, by the age of 12.Continue reading “Ep 46 – I went Pro with Erinn Dooley”

Ep. 45 – I went Pro with Ieshia Small

Ieshia Small grew up playing football with the boys and decided to play basketball in middle school and never looked back. She and her brother were adopted by her AAU coach after her mother passed away when she was in high school. Ieshia talks about being highly recruited out of high school and committing toContinue reading “Ep. 45 – I went Pro with Ieshia Small”

Ep 44 – I went Pro

Becky & Patricia introduce the last theme for season 3 in this introductory episode. In this month’s theme, I went Pro, we will be interviewing women who have made sports their career, some of them as athletes and others as coaches and administration. In the introduction, they share the stats, that only 7% of athletesContinue reading “Ep 44 – I went Pro”

Ep 43 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Michelle Garvin

Michelle Garvin is the Sports Psychologist for the Detroit Lions.  She grew up playing a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, swimming, track, softball and volleyball.  She calls herself a generalist instead of a specialist.   Michelle talks about getting her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and how she discovered that she could then combine thatContinue reading “Ep 43 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Michelle Garvin”

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Bailey Philbin

Bailey Philbin is currently a special education teacher and gymnastics coach. She talks to us today about the eating disorder that robbed her of much of her collegiate gymnastics career, how that impacted her for many years and what helped her to finally heal.Bailey talks about the intensity of her training as a young girlContinue reading “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Bailey Philbin”

Ep 41 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Lisa Mack

Lisa Mack owned her own business for over 20 years. It was a preschool that she started and just sold a few years ago. She talks about what it looked like to create a startup from scratch as a young woman, her inspiration for doing it and many of the logistics and challenges that sheContinue reading “Ep 41 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Lisa Mack”

Ep 40 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Amy Park

Amy is a stay at home mom with two young boys.  She is very passionate about helping other women discover how to be healthier and better versions of themselves.  In our episode today, Amy shares about their journey to solving her son’s health issues.  It was never anything big, but instead there were a lotContinue reading “Ep 40 – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Amy Park”