Shalon is an assistant instructor at Pacific Ring Sports. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, studying dance and playing sports from age four through high school, including being a middle blocker/hitter on a two-year league champion volleyball team. While living out of state, she was introduced to Muay Thai kickboxing through the dojo at which she worked. She took a hiatus from the sport after moving away from her original trainer to live in Southern California and travel around the country for a couple of years.
After moving back up to Oakland, she found PRS through the Internet. She first stepped foot in the gym in November 2005 and had some concern her asthma would hold her back. This proved to be far from the truth: Shalon went on to represent PRS as one the first female fighters and won her first smoker in 2007. She is a kind, patient, and detail-oriented trainer.