Meet Our Team
Hello friend!! :)
I'm Brenna (or @halfpint_honey_badger on Instagram). First, I'm really glad you're here, and I want you to know if you need help with anything related to health or fitness or life, I'm here for you; no strings attached! I'm super easy to get ahold of, and I'd like to think I'm easy to talk to. My sole mission is people so, please, reach out! I'd truly love to hear from you.
I was born and raised in Alaska and yes, I've hit a moose with my car. After high school I earned my associates at culinary school. It was a TON of fun, and I worked in restaurants and as a bartender to pay for a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, I commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. While in the service, I dealt with unchecked alcoholism which eventually led to my getting out, but also (praise God!), to my sobriety.
My husband, Seth, is also a Marine (thanks to me) currently as a Captain and we live in south Texas for the time being. I started this and a few other companies, and we are now low-key working on starting a family. For more background on how this company came to be, please read the About HPHB page! It's a great story and worth the read.
Today my training mostly consists of running and lifting, and I love all things about food except for cooking it (ironic, I know). I did go back to school in 2020 and earned my MBA. Of course, I also have my ACE personal training certification, as well as my performance training and nutrition certifications. I've been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years; in that time I have helped thousands of people permanently and (somewhat) painlessly change their lives, and I continue to love every single minute of it.
Team Halfpint Honey Badger is grateful you're here; we hope you stick around and find what you came for and even more! Always remember that you are worth the work, and worthy of the results. I'm here for you friend - you can always find me in your corner!
Operations Director/IT Goddess
Hey there hey!!
I'm Britt, the general how-to-make-things-happen manager and chaos moderator- if you are in the Facebook group you have seen me in the middle of everything since I first joined. I love our people!
I grew up in a tiny town near Death Valley, and have been active my whole life- years on the swim team, gymnastics, volleyball, hockey, you name it.
I've worked in IT since forever- tinkering on computers with my Dad in the garage around elementary age, then building my experience with different jobs, and finally earning my Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, woohoo! (Okay Brenna embellished this bio, I never say 'woohoo'. Or 'oops' when I have liquids near MY computers.)
On that note, what I do with my degree now is mostly trouble shoot the Honey Badger app and keep Brenna from drowning her technology.
I started lifting in 2015 and mostly played figure-it-out with my fitness until I reconnected with Brenna (fun fact, we met at Marine Corps OCS back in 2013) and started training with her. Eight months later she poached me onto the team and here we are!
I currently live in San Francisco with the love of my life, and we do a lot of dirt-biking, exploring, and general nerding out. (I love video games and have a Legend of Zelda tattoo on my chest.) Haha.
If you are having technical difficulties with anything, have questions about macros, need a motivational pep talk, or just feel like you and I would be friends, please reach out!! I know how hard it can be to get started- part of my journey with this team started with getting my own self in shape and out of a darker place in life- it is hard work, but it is so, so worth it my friend.
And we have a lot of fun. No, really! Do I sound like someone who does things that aren't fun? The answer is no :)
Director of Administration &
Brenna's Executive Assistant/Sanity Checker
Hey there! I'm Jacki!
First and foremost, I'm a momma to two beautifully crazy little girls. I have a background in Health Information Technology Management, but have been working as Brenna's right hand for the past two years. I tackle a lot of what goes on behind the scenes, so if you need help with your check in day, a giveaway, updating your personal information or just finding something, reach out to me!
I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania, and, fun fact, Brenna and I met because her best friend married my brother. We followed each other on social media for the next almost decade, and when I saw how busy she was I sent her a message on Instagram and let her know that she needed a personal assistant, and that it should be me! So I'm basically also HR because I hired myself. :)
My job does not feel like work, I LOVE what I do: working with the team to inspire and support everyone we come in contact with, building relationships and seeing each of you win in fitness and in life :) I am also on my own health and fitness journey, which has helped me to be more transparent and make better connections with other mom's and members of the group.
When I'm not helping Brenna keep her head on straight, I love spending time with my family and friends, being outside, having bonfires, making food, traveling, being at the beach and just making lots of memories. I'm also hopelessly addicted to chips and salsa, don't tell my boss ha ha.
If you have any questions about the group, need help, forgot where something is- ask me!! I love connecting with you- my inbox is always open! I had my own fitness journey- I know how hard it can be to make time with kids and work and changing schedules. I'm here to tell you that there is a way to make it work, and we would love to help. Chat soon friend!!
Elite Trainer and Nutrition Expert
"Without proper nutrition, exercise is just added stress to your body."
Hi! My name is Samantha Pennell, aspiring nutrition expert. I am not there yet, but hope to be someday.
I stumbled across my love for this lifestyle by navigating my own life struggles. You know, babies, lack of sleep, stress, work, anxiety, marriage, hormones. You name it, I was battling it. That is- until I decided that I was going to get out of my own way. Give up my exuses. Work on myself! I decide life was too short to not feel comfortable in my own skin, or wake up with the energy to face the day and run with my kids.
Since then I have obtained my personal training certification, directed a medical fitness program, engineered a nutrition protocol with a team of well-established octors and completed training with Rejuv Medical, on of America's premier regenerative medicine facilities.
None of that really matters though. What DOES matter is that you're here. I would like to start by saying thank you, for trusting us with your health. Please know that it is our pleasure to educate you and cheer you on throughout this journey. No question is dumb, so ask away! We aren't quite mind readers, but we're getting pretty close :)
Welcome aboard! You belong here.