Alicia has been coaching for over 16 years. Most of her time when not coaching was working in Chicago as a chiropractic physician. Alicia retired form the sport when she was a level 9 gymnast. Alicia earned her Bachelor's Degree from Northern Illinois University in Communicative disorders emphasis rehabilitation services. She then continued her education at Nationals University of Health and Science. Where she earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic. Alicia believes this sport teaches many lessons that carry over into life. One lesson in particular she try's to emphasize is that "You're going to fall of the beam, what do you do? You get back up. It's all the same in life. You're going to fall and have setbacks, you just get back up and continue to move forward to achieve goals!