The Women's Movement Collaborative Project was created for women by women who specialize in different practices of movement and fitness that is taking the fitness industry by storm. Our upcoming event is comprised of some of these women who are here to show you how to deepen your connection to your body and improve your fitness for the real world.  

Here's the thing though, the Women's Movement Collaborative is so much more than just an event, and there are so many more women coming together and collaborating that just the presenters you see above.  Our intention is that there will be hundreds of faces behind the WMC... we want true collaboration... so come join us and be a part of the WMC community too! 


Our 2018 Project Team


Meet some of our team of women that lead our events in 2018


Dani Almeyda

Dani is driven with a fierce passion, to make the world a better place through introducing people to movement and hope.  She believes that everyone was made to move and that movement is the ultimate prescription to health and happiness.  Her mission is to teach everyone how to press reset and get strong from the inside out. She is traveling the world teaching for Original Strength, owns a facility in NC, and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog.


MaryBeth Gangemi

MaryBeth was a play therapist with children with special needs and their families. Her mission is to encourage and support people of all ages and abilities toward quality movement, physical and emotional strength, and to engage in nature.  She is the mother to three, as well as a Certified kettlebell instructor, MovNat level 2 instructor, Original Strength coach, and owner and coach at Kairos Strong. Drawing on her background in play therapy, she aims to help others create and recognize opportunities for health and happiness through movement, strength, community, service, and engagement with nature.  


Shante Cofield

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté holds Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from NYU.  She is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related. Shanté is a proud instructor for RockTape and considers herself fortunate beyond measure to be able to travel the country as an educator.  


Caitlin Pontrella

Caitlin is an entrepreneur and designer based in Seattle, Washington. She works closely with a wide range of clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors in order to bring to life projects and initiatives that physically and playfully engage people in the places they work and live. From delivering classes to designing installations, developing technology and connecting to low-income and under-served communities communities: the possibilities are diverse!

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Sarah Scozzaro

Sarah is a certified Personal Trainer, Running Coach, Restorative Exercise Specialist and Original Strength Level 2 Coach. She’s had the opportunity to work with clients from all walks of life and abilities, including working with and consulting for an NFL team. Sarah loves the challenge of creating just the right program for each of her clients, thriving on helping each individual reach their goals. An avid ultrarunner, she has raced distances from half marathons to 100 milers.   


Julie Angel

Julie creates work that inspires and celebrates those with stories to tell, always letting the participant's voice be heard.  Not only is she helping women share their voice with her company, See & Do, but she is bringing more attention to parkour and is a pioneer in the industry, and travels the world speaking on her new book, Breaking the Jump

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Kirsty Gosart

An experienced gymnastics coach and a lifetime of experience as a gymnast herself, Kirsty left the world of competitions and big box gyms, for training out of her garage and found her happy place.  She loves helping people develop strength and flexibility at the same time as learning cool moves and tricks... plus she thinks this stuff makes you a flat out better person. 

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Mandy Jankus

Mandy offers empowerment coaching services for women looking to create a deeper connection to themselves by identifying their values, learning about vulnerability and finding the courage to share their stories. She is a Certified Professional Master Coach, A teacher and a student at heart, and a certified Brené Brown Facilitator. She has a heart-centered approach that focuses on connection and inner exploration, and attention to attainable results. 


Tricia Acaro

Coach Tricia is a former Rugby athlete and professional boxer that has been an elite athlete for over 20 years.  Motivated by community, heritage and boxing, she established Arcaro Boxing was here in Seattle in January 2013.  Coach Tricia plans on training many future champions from the Pacific Northwest in non-competitive, amateur and professional boxing.


Jen Hamann

Prior to boxing, Jen’s passion for the beautiful game lead her to Seattle University to play soccer and she also competed on SU’s track and cross country teams. Jen later discovered boxing and through competition, she found a way to physically experience some of the principles she took on in her formal philosophy and psychology studies.  Jen is a decorate boxer and has designed and moderated an “Expression Through Boxing” group therapy class where clients get out of the office, learn basic boxing techniques, and reflect on their experiences of being vulnerable with their bodies in front of others.