Born and bred in sunny Southern California, Steph spent her childhood playing outdoors. Much to her mother’s chagrin, Steph often came home from elementary and middle school with tattered shoes or grass stains on her clothes from playing kickball, football, or basketball with the boys.
In high school, Steph was on the Varsity basketball and track & field teams, and found a true competitive passion for long and triple jumping. In 2005, Steph became the Division III Southern Section CIF long jump champion, but she ultimately decided to focus on school full-time rather than pursuing a collegiate track & field career.
After graduating from NYU in 2010, Steph came back to Los Angeles to work in music tech. Searching for a way to relax and reset after working long startup hours, Steph found CrossFit in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Steph became a member of Depot CrossFit in 2015 and considers the gym her second home. She loves teaching new members about the merits of CrossFit and watching people surprise themselves when they accomplish new things.
CrossFit Level 1
Quote: “Everything here is edible; even I'm edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.” - Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Favorite Workout: They’re all fun until…/ Least Favorite Workout: They involve rowing and/or thrusters.
Favorite Movement: Box jumps and double unders.
Favorite Cheat Meal: I can definitely throw down with a plate of wings and a piña colada (ideally topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry).
Interesting Fact about Steph: Channeling my inner Seth Cohen (from The OC), I grew up wearing an assortment of collared shirts and going to a ton of shows. I still consider myself a Death Cab for Cutie fangirl, and have seen the band perform over fifteen times.
Favorite Super Hero: Growing up, Gambit. Now, my mom.