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!
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 & 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 doctors 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.
Sponsored Athlete & Verified Badass
I’m Louisa. I’ve been a client of Brenna’s since she first started all of this and now I’m part of this amazing team!
I was born in Ohio, raised partially in North Carolina and then mostly in Alaska. I have not hit a moose, but I swear one raced me once in my dad’s pickup and my heart was RACING. I was terrified. I mean it did its little hoof trick in the dirt so I knew it meant business. Haha
I’ve had a variety of jobs including weeding on a carrot farm, nannying, waitressing, law office assistant, and most currently a barista at a drive thru coffee shop. I LOVE interacting with people and multitasking so it’s been a great job to have.
I’m currently working towards becoming a court reporter which has been my goal for a long time. I’m very excited about it doing it as my career. It had taken me longer than I thought to accomplish but the finish line is in sight!
Oh also I’m a wife and a mother to two kids. I have a 5-year-old son named Caius and a 9-year-old stepdaughter named Zoey. So life is busy!
Working out has not always been a passion of mine but some might call me obsessed with it now. I love how strong it makes me feel. How it makes me look. How I feel mentally when I’m done and I’ve survived one of Brenna’s workouts. I’ve just conquered something hard first thing in the morning and I feel ready to crush the day.
Fitness has helped me in more ways than just physical and I want to pass that on to others. I’m excited to be a part of this team whether it’s assisting one of the coaches with back office stuff, or helping reach out to people, or being a cheerleader for everyone. Life is better with people in your corner and we are some of those people!
I’m rooting for you!!
Books & Accounting
My name is Caitlin & I’m the financial guru in the team! I have a degree in accounting and like to be the person behind the scenes crunching numbers.
I met Brenna in 2010 in small town Alaska and we instantly hit it off! In 2020 Brenna asked if I wanted to take over the books and of course I accepted! Working for someone I respect and someone who truly loves helping others is a real treat.
Graphic Design & Marketing
I'm Jen, and I do the artsy stuff around here. I have a degree in studio art, and many years of experience in marketing.
Earlier this year, I decided to take the leap and try my hand at freelance marketing and graphic design work. My intense planner brain was ringing every alarm to warm me of the risks of this, but a little voice in the back said, "DO IT!" So, in a very uncharacteristically bold fashion, I did.
Turns out being bold paid off; a few months into the unknown Brenna reached out to me. I met Brenna about 10 years ago when we were both still living in Alaska. She brought banana bread to a party, and I instantly loved her. Brenna is the type of person that your mom would meet and say "what a great influence that Brenna girl is." And she would be right. It's such a joy to be in her circle again, and to give her messages of positivity for you a bit of flair.
See you on Instagram!