Renee grew up in Rome, NY where she spent many happy childhood years playing softball and riding horses.  After high school, she attended SUNY Cobleskill where she received a degree in Early Childhood Education.  In 1993, she relocated to North Carolina where she has remained a devoted resident ever since.  She has lived in Charlotte, Concord, Catawba, and Mooresville, and now Huntersville with her husband and 3 step-children.  As an adult, Renee has remained physically active playing softball for many seasons on co-ed recreational teams, spending lots of time hiking through different state parks, and maintaining a consistent workout schedule. A good friend introduced her to Pilates in April 2018 and it has proven to be a great addition to not only her daily fitness routine, but her lifelong commitment to a strong, healthy body. Pilates has helped Renee become more flexible and to experience far less muscle pain after her tough work outs. Suffering from plantar fasciitis for years unfortunately made for painful mornings, and when getting out of bed each day, her dogs would stare at her from the bottom of the stairs wondering if she would ever make it down to feed them.  Today that pain is completely gone, and her dogs are happy!

Renee has a deep passion for all animals and works with two non-profits in the area. She is a board member and the Fundraising Coordinator for Holly’z Hope (an organization dedicated to unchaining dogs by building fences for them to live and run!).  She also volunteers with North Meck Animal Rescue (NMAR) helping dogs find forever homes. She adopted both of her dogs, Lady & Lola, from NMAR and loves being able to help other families find their perfect fur baby.