Tell us a little about yourself?
I’ve been described as a young gun with an old soul. But mostly I’m a skier. I spend winter chasing snow, searching for good lines and powder skiing. I’m often building jumps in the backcountry and overshooting them like crazy. In the spring, I enjoy longer ski mountaineering missions. Really, I just love spending time in the mountains.
Outside of skiing, I enjoy teaching outdoors. In the off season, I work as a Sea Kayak guide and naturalist in the San Juan islands. I also spend a lot of time working with school groups teaching outside. My connection to nature has shaped who I am, and I feel lucky to be able to help others find the same.
Where's your favorite place to ski that isn't in Washington, and why?
Ah it’s a toss up between BC and Japan. When the snow is good, the terrain around Revelstoke is really unmatched. Beautiful alpine, big pillows, and steep lines. But, Japan has it figured out with the ramen, hot springs, sushi, and powder skiing. The lifestyle over there just doesn’t get better.
What's your biggest ski related goal for 2020?
I have a lot of specific goals for my skiing, like dialing in flat 3’s and skiing more exposed lines. But overall, my big objective for 2020 and beyond is to create more content. There’s a huge lack of female representation in ski videos and magazines in the ski industry and I hope to help change that by focusing a lot of my energy this year on shooting.
How do you like to spend your time off the mountain?
I’m a sucker for new activities. Lately, I’ve been trying to pick up guitar, which usually consists of singing loudly and butchering chords. I’ve also been on a big Farkle kick lately. It’s a dice game if you haven’t heard of it, best played with friends and good beer.
Why is massage important to you?
Massage is huge in helping prevent injuries. Everything in the body is so connected, and when my hamstrings are tight, it puts more stress on my knees. Massage helps release tension in my body to keep me performing at a high level.
What do you do for self-care?
I do a lot of yoga and foam rolling to keep the body feeling fresh. Sometimes, I’ll treat myself to an overpriced, boujee salad to get all that veggie goodness. Other times, I’ve found the best self care is just slowing down, and sitting by the fire with a good book.
Give us a good quote, something that describes you?
“It’s not your aptitude, but your attitude that determines your altitude”