Olivia grew up in Winston Salem NC. From there she journeyed west to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education. Her journey then took her east when she answered the call to work for NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck County in February of 2011. At NC Cooperative Extension Olivia works to educate the community on health and wellness, nutrition, and Medicare. She also provides hands-on cooking classes throughout the year. Her constant passion for cultivating a culture of wellness led her to pursue a yoga teacher training. In June of 2017, Olivia completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification through Duck Village Yoga. Here she studied Kunga yoga which emphasizes service. She has carried out her service based yoga by providing chair yoga to disabled adults and basic yoga to at-risk youth in Currituck County. She also provides yoga to youth at 4-H events across the state of North Carolina. She has enjoyed using her yoga teacher certification in nontraditional ways and looks forward to continuing to grow as an instructor. In addition to yoga, Olivia enjoys running and often participates in local and national running events. She understands the demands of other activities and even daily life put on the body, which allows her to appreciate the advantages of practicing yoga has given her physical and mental health. When she is not in the studio you can find her on the beach, spending time with her family, or trying to keep up with her active son.