Jennifer is one of the top nationally recognized female self defense experts who speaks to audiences around the country on empowerment, self-defense and health & wellness. Equipped with her 3rd degree black belt and Master’s degree in Nutrition, Jennifer has worked with clientele that include CEO’s, celebrities, royalty and whole organizations. Her mission is steadfast: to help people be their strongest, safest and most confident selves from the streets to the boardroom.
After a near brush with disaster running from the ashes on 9-11, Jennifer realized that she felt her most confident and of service when she was training in martial arts. She traded in her event marketing job for a career in nutrition, fitness and self defense.
In 2005, she completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach training program and later graduated with a Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She did this while building a successful personal training practice in lower Manhattan with VIP clientele.
While doing so, Jennifer spent 10 years training under a nationally recognized, top HapKiDo instructor in the country. All of this training sparked a deep sense of strength, determination and empowerment in her that she now shares with others around the world.
Now based in Los Angeles, Jennifer creates corporate wellness programs, is a spokesperson for brands she loves, teaches self-defense seminars and speaks to audiences at college campuses and corporations across the country. She has created the Stilettos and Self Defense DVD series and most recently co-authored her first book, Hear Me Roar: How to Defend Your Mind, Body and Heart Against People Who Suck.
Jennifer has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, The Real, Bethany, and Marie Osmond, and has contributed to countless publications. She co-authored her first book, Hear Me Roar: How to Defend Your Mind, Body and Heart Against People Who Suck in 2014 and was recently a featured expert on ABC's weight loss reality show, My Diet is Better Than Yours.
Jennifer's passion is evident in her empowering presentation style as she speaks to audiences at companies and colleges across the country. She has taken the stage at the Bacardi S.H.E. Summit, Professional Business Women of California Conference, Meeting Planner's International SoCal Conference, SITE SoCal conference, Naples Board of Realtors Safety Conference and worked with clients that include: Warner Bros., William Morris Endeavor, Bacardi, Dollar Shave Club and countless others.
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