Hi, friend! I'm so happy you're here!

I'm Em - a lover of the outdoors, espresso, fresh flowers, my family and friends, staying active, going for walks with my sweet husband and adorable puppy, and of course — spending time on the lake. Professionally, I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and a Certified Nutrition Coach. 


My interest in people led me to a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Wheaton College in Illinois where I also played volleyball.


Combining my love for people, fitness, nutrition, & wellness, I enrolled in Duke Integrative Medicine, and received my Integrative Health Coaching Professional Certification. Shortly after, I enrolled in NASM to receive my Personal Training Certification and Nutrition Coaching Certification. Put all those together (with a sprinkle of passion, hard work, joy, and trust) Waves & Free came to be: your go-to nourishment reservoir! 


My heart is for encouraging people to live well — to live a healthy life of balance, and filled with joy. To me, balance is eating foods that fuel your body, but not denying a sweet treat on occasion. It’s being fine with a few late nights of work, but spending a Saturday playing. It’s pushing your body hard in a workout, but listening to your body when it needs rest. It’s setting routines, habits, and choosing discipline — not because you have to, but because you get to. Life is a gift, use it well, & choose gratitude. 


It is such a blessing to work with you, and watch you create a healthy, balanced, joy-filled life! 



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