MJ and her family moved to Bend, OR in 2016. She and her husband have 4 children. Her first experience with fitness began in 2008 after the birth of her fourth child. She began running 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons. When she moved to Bend, she made the transition to focus more on weight training. In 2018, she competed in a body building competition. She has volunteered at a local gym for P90X and Piyo. In addition to having a bachelor’s degree, she is also a registered nurse. MJ received her personal training and nutrition coaching from National Academy of Sports Medicine and received her certification for Muay Thai for Fitness from Muay Thai USA. She became a trainer for Parkinson’s Disease from the Brian Grant Foundation. MJ is currently working on her Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification.