I was born in Washington DC and raised in the suburbs of the DC metro area, in Bowie, MD. I attended Towson University in Maryland and received a BS in Accounting. I received my CPA license in 1985 and worked for 10+ years in the accounting industry. I branched out into the area of recruiting and received a MS in Human Resources. My last corporate position was as a Director of American Express Tax and Business Services in Towson, MD. Fitness has always been a big part of my life.  After 15 years in the corporate world of accounting and recruiting, I decided to make fitness my career and founded Core Elements by JLW, LLC, in 2006 to help others attain their fitness goals.

I feel a sense of accomplishment when I see results in my clients and see the confidence these results bring them. As they change their bodies and get healthier, they share that joy with me as their trainer and coach. After having three children, now a grandmother, and at age 56, I am evidence that age is just a number and results are just a mindset away.