Your Age: 30
Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Banff, AB Canada
Weapon(s) of choice: 146 Talent Scout with Union Trilogy bindings
150 Endeavor Vice
What’s an average day for you like? Wake up around 7:30, pack some pocket snacks and crush some breakfast. En route to the hill by 8:15am to hit first chair. Usually ride until 1/2ish then head to work for the night. Sleep. Repeat.
What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? Hardest is probably wrapping your head around the idea of having both your feet strapped to one spot and being able to balance in that position. Hopefully the easiest part would be finding the stoke and surrounding yourself with positive vibes
What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? The best thing is having all these amazing companies and organizations promoting and encouraging ladies of shred to get out there and push themselves. The worst part is probably the stigma. Guys will always be seen as better and stronger riders which can sometimes make it difficult in the park or even free riding when your line is constantly being dropped in on.
What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? I would love to see ladies (and gents) start talking about other factors that contribute to their riding, whether positive or negative. Dealing with mental illness has played a HUGE part in my everyday life so my riding is consequently affected by it. It's important for everyone to understand that training and progression don't just happen physically or on the hill, that mental health and physical health are equally as important.
Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? If I'm not at work you'll generally see me in jeans, a hoodie and a toque, with little to no makeup.
Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? I always joke with my friends that if you look good, you ride good. If you look good, you feel good which in turn puts you in the right state of mind to get radical.
How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? I think our sport can be insanely dangerous. Whether it's tying something new on a huge feature, dropping a 20 foot cliff or dealing with mother nature, there are so many factors that make this sport extreme. I'm not sure it's fair to directly compare it to other "regular" activities. What is "regular" these days anyways?
What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? I think people love that there can be progression every single day. Whether it's linking your first turn or landing your first 40 footer, the stoke is there and it's real.
What is your favorite trick? Cab 270 front blunt, back blunt 270 and switch back 3's
What gets you pumped up for the day? Running around my apartment in my Ninja suit getting hyped with my room mate listening to sweet, sweet jams
What are three things you could not live without? My snowboard, my family and my friends
Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? I'm so lucky to have an amazing support system. My friends and family are amazing and they help keep the stoke real. And of course, my coach, Rich, who spotted me out there on the hill and graciously took me under his wing.