I grew up in North Lake Tahoe (Incline Village) After High School I went to College in San Francisco and Played College Soccer. I then transferred to University of Utah and received my bachelors of art and started my snowboard career. I was sponsored in 2002 by Roxy and after that I was lucky enough to get Rockstar, Park City, and Vans as my sponsors as well.
I was pro until 2013. I decided to retire from snowboarding to have a family. I now have a little boy and we live in Colorado. I am able to still make it up to the mountains and I love snowboarding so much!
Since being a pro snowboarder, I am looking to continue my education in Sports science, and to help others over come sport injuries
My greatest achievement would be to train sport athletes to become their best person
The difficulties in Snowboarding have really come down to the politics in snowboarding. Year after year I see Women snowboarders who work super hard are the best out there and do not receive recognition.
It’s the same from when I was a kid trying to find Female riders as it is today. There is not enough editorial of the female rider and it’s a shame because women have really grown in the sport! The average Joe shmo would be blown away at what Women do.
The most satisfying thing in the world is to accomplish a trick that you can picture in your head. I learned that If I can picture it in my head from start to finish then it is possible.
SO then to take those steps physically and to achieve that trick is the most satisfying feeling ever! Pushing yourself and always learning is so powerful
I would do a lot of practicing at the trampoline gym, in a normal gym and just by staying in shape. IT is really important to always have your balance in check along with staying strong through your core.
I do a lot of Circuit training. High intense short workouts. I am always involving upper body, core and legs in all my routines. Plus stretching is key to preventing injury
I hate competing. I am my own worse enemy. So I guess I am most nervous about how I will react to the situation. Oh and bad weather! That is the worst!
My Mom is my biggest fan! She has supported my decisions with snowboarding since day one! Which made the journey that much more fun to achieve.
Live in the moment, cherish the little things and always be grateful.
I have already passed one exam (NASM) for being a personal trainer. I am studying for 2 more exams currently. I really would like to work with athletes and continue to push myself as an athlete