Cara began her CrossFit journey in 2015 when a CrossFit box opened in her hometown outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Throughout her life, Cara tried many different activities, Tae Kwon Do being one of her favorites. The community, discipline and perseverance found in the dojang was hard to come by until Cara found herself high-fiving smiling, sweaty people after her first WOD. That is when she knew that CrossFit was a part of her life for the long run. It even went as far as influencing Cara to apply and accept a chair at Samford University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She now lives in Avondale, AL with her husband, John Mark, and continues to be empowered by the ever-lasting progress CrossFit has to offer.