Darcy Chappel

Darcy Chappel

Darcy Chappel is an award-winning freelance writer and sports enthusiast. When she is not writing about education, parenting, arts & entertainment or sports, she enjoys competing in 5K races. A certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, she worked as a personal trainer prior to devoting her time to her family and writing. Chappel's children are varsity high school and college athletes competing in cross country and wrestling. As one of her children's biggest supporters, she has first-hand knowledge of the dynamics of those sports.

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