I am 30 years, my birthday is July 4. I have been competing for 2 years. I've weight trained for 3 years and have always been very active. I was a cheerleader in H.S. for 5 years, have been involved in dance and gymnastics for 25 years, and now I teach gymnastics. I have always been interested in fitness competitions since an early age but never imagined myself competing. Now that I do, it has become my life. I have a daughter that just turned 11 that wants to compete also. You mat be seeing her at competitions in a couple of years. I have a degree in software engineering. I live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi - way down south!! My last competition was in June. I am the 2004 Southern Classic Fitness Champion and am in training for the 2005 Jr. USA Fitness Championships on April 16th. Wish me luck!