I've always been an athlete. I started with gymnastics, and then I got into dance (ballet, jazz, modern), and rock climbing. I've competed in all of these activities and with them had the opportunity to travel around Asia with my school team. When I discovered martial arts, I realized the beauty in it, and how similar it was to dance and gymnastics, so I got into that too! With my combat training, I've fallen in love with boxing, tae kwon do, tricking, and parkour.
It was a pretty natural progression to stunt work from my athletic background. I will say though, I spent a long time learning how to "react" to punches and kicks, and how to "fall" properly to make it look like it hurts without actually hurting myself.
Photo credit: Pete Bohler