As a member of the University of Oregon Rowing Team, Gabrielle first realized her athletic abilities. Working as a team to achieve efficient energy output in competition was an element of this sport that Gabrielle found particularly rewarding. In 2006, she was drawn to Muay Thai Kickboxing and immediately knew this would become her new, lifelong passion. Ever since, she has worked to refine and learn new techniques, and to best understand an opponent through sparring. Her passion for the combat sport led to her pilgrimage to its place of origin -Thailand- where she trained at camps in Chiang Mai and in the hillsides further North. Today, Gabrielle continues her love of Muay Thai as a student, teacher and trainer.