The Basics



I happen to LOVE business.  I love people and I love wielding the tools to help them share their voice with those who desperately need to hear it. 

In 2018, I started Defiance to allow me the freedom to connect with my people – others looking to overcome health obstacles and shift back into a place of really winning at life. 

After years of honing my own skills as a graphic designer, doing logo, websites, and producing print and digital assets for myself and other companies and organizations, I decided to put that experience  to work in launching my company, Ox & Iron, in 2022.  

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Defy the obstacles, overcome your greatest challenges and realize your true potential.

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Distinctive design. impeccalbe impact.

Visual eloquence meets cutting edge style to help you cultivate a healthy, thriving business.

Passion & Purpose

I am deeply passionate about helping others maximize their life potential and live their greatest dreams. To this end, I work tirelessly to not only motivate all she can but to equip them with the tools and knowledge needed to live life to the full. It’s my love. It’s my grind. It’s my sense of life purpose.


credentials & achievements

+ NASM Certified Personal Trainer
+ Fitness Nutrition & Metabolic Makeover Specialist
+ Certified UFC Gym Coach
+ Certified TRX Trainer
+ dotFit Certified Practitioner
+ Certified Integrative Wellness Counselor


+ WAKO Team USA Kickboxing Athlete
+ 2022 WAKO Pan-American K1 Kickboxing Gold Medalist
+ 2021 WAKO USA National K1 Kickboxing Gold Medalist
+ 2022 and 2019 WAKO USA National K1 Kickboxing Silver Medalist by Split Decision
+ Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Level 8
+ Author of Real Food Revamp, The Good, The Bad & The Broccoli and It Came from the Cupboard
+ Illustrator
+ Health Food FREAK

Training Disciplines

+ Boxing
+ Kickboxing
+ Muay Thai
+ Mixed training influences of Bando, Lethwei, Jeet Kune Do, Taekwondo, Filipino Martial Arts, Reality Martial Arts including conventional and unconventional weaponry, and more.

As a passionate martial artist, I’m ever working to learn more from the best of the best. My journey has taken me all over the country training with world champions and top level instructors. Striking, grappling, weaponry and downright crazy but effective tactics are all my jam.

I love it. I love to learn it. I love to share it.


As oft as I can make the trip from Lancaster, I train out of Webb Fitness & MMA in Sewell, NJ under the legendary Phil Maldonato, President of Joe Lewis Fighting Systems. (The man truly is a legend and a gem. If you ever get the chance to meet and train with him – D O I T ! ! !) Under Phil, I train boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai along with many other forms of self-defense.


Stay tuned for opportunities ahead to put me in your pocket and jam it out. 


I am currently working with a limited number of clients offering one-on-one training in Lancaster County with sessions being completed at Strength Through Movement.

Reach out to me direct at to inquire about availability and to be considered for one of my client slots.

Incredible experiences fighting in Brazil and here in the States. What a ride!



Split decision loss on the final bout at this tournament. Still, best fight yet. 6 fights in and just getting started.


Winner by decision


Let’s be real. I didn’t grow up as an athlete. I didn’t come up eating the best foods (however, I did enjoy plenty of Southern classics) and I didn’t grow up in fitness. I grew up on the opposite side of the tracks where sickness and disease were the norm. Obesity and severe depression were family affairs and the prospect of brighter days seemed more a fairy tale than a bankable reality. I lived as a victim of others, self and circumstances. Weighing in at over 200 pounds after having my kids and already wrestling with several chronic health problems, I knew something had to change – I needed to change.

Fast forward several years and I am now stronger and healthier in my 30’s than I ever was in my teens and 20’s and determined to roll into my 40’s even better than I came into my 30’s – a journey I’m ever eager to continue on with you. Since 2012, I’ve reversed all previous health conditions through diet and lifestyle transformations that I now couldn’t imagine parting from; I’ve gone from a 16/18 to a size 2 and have gone from hardly being able to do knee tucks off the side of my bed to the 2019 and 2021 WAKO USA National Kickboxing Championships.


Silver on split decision. Such a great match and only my second fight! This girl could box, for sure! Beautiful hands!

I’ve had the blessing and honor of training with the some of the best in combat sports – from Joe Lewis Fighting Systems President, Phil Maldonato, to the U.S. Olympic Kickboxing Team, WAKO Team USA to several Grand Masters and World Champions across many martial arts disciplines. I count it a huge joy to be able to bring that training to my clients in a way that allows them to develop their skills while reaching their health and wellness goals.

I offer my clients a dynamic approach to training that gets results in a way that’s fun and engaging. Being that I deeply adore working one-on-one with my clients and meeting them where they’re at, I love that I now get to selectively offer my time to the right clients with whom I can enjoy the journey, helping them to lose weight but to also gain much more in terms of quality of life.

Let’s rumble. Let’s rock. Let’s roll.

Healthfully yours,

Coach LT

Had such an amazing time getting to train with the U.S. Team as they prepped for the 2019 World Championships in Bosnia. (above)

Always tons learned training with Grand Master Phil Maldonato, President of Joe Lewis Fighting Systems (below), teaching out of Washington Borough, New Jersey. Love catching up with this crew in Virginia Beach, NY, NJ, PA and wherever else I can meet up with them to learn from the best. (Okay, so the photos weren’t all meant to be cute. We were sweaty, grimy and had just finished putting in work – my favorite way to be.)

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