Meranda was born in Portland, OR, and grew up here in Gresham, OR. She previously worked as a florist for seven years and loved the opportunity to be creative and partake in many memorable events in her customer’s lives. However, her love for exercise science and holistic health inspired her to pursue a career change to physical therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Warner Pacific University in 2023. Meranda has a passion for promoting active lifestyles, especially for youth. She played and coached volleyball at both middle and high school levels and recently partnered with a nonprofit program called MIKE where she mentors high school students on health accessibility and healthy life choices.
Meranda loves spending time in the gym and taking advantage of all the amazing outdoor activities here in Oregon. She also enjoys traveling, road-tripping through national parks with her friends, and watching the San Fransico 49ers play every Sunday with her family.