Your Age: 21
Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Morzine.
Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboard.
What’s an average day for you like? My average day starts bright and early at 7am when I start work. I cook breakfast for all my guests in the chalet, do some cleaning, drop my guest off at the lifts, then around 10am I'm free!! I spend my day up the mountain with, stash laps, tree runs and jibbing around until 4pm when I have to re-enter normal life and head back to work. I cook a 4 course dinner for my guests and hear about there great day too! Generally have a lovely time. I usually finish at around 9pm. I then head home, have a catch up with my friends and shortly after face plow into my bed. This is pretty much what my whole season looks like.
What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? I think the hardest part is working up the courage to learn something new at all. The easiest part is enjoying it!
What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? I think the worst part about being a girl in my sport is that it feels like there are so little of us at a certain level. I think the best part is when you do find another girl at your level.
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 more girls in the park. Sometimes when you're a girl and you are first getting into riding park, it feels really intimidating to see the park full of guys throwing down. I do, however, think the community of girls riding park is growing and, especially here in Morzine, there seems to be a big push to get girls mixing with each other and riding together.
Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? Pretty laid back. I live in a plaid shirt and skinny jeans most of the time.
What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? I'm really into CLWR at the moment for jackets, but my long time favorite has to be Airblaster.
What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? I think a big part of what gets people hooked on snowboarding is the the freedom to do whatever you choose with it throughout every level. It's all about how you want to ride and your creativity. Also the feeling of progression, even if it's just nailing your first linked turn. The sport gives back exactly what you put in.
What is your favorite trick? A real clean backside 360.
Do you own any other toys? My super old, but super loved Norco mountain bike.
What gets you pumped up for the day? Having a great group of friends to ride with...and a killer playlist.
What are three things you could not live without? My snowboard. my iPod, my family.
What are your expectations for this activity/sport? I guess I would love to make snowboarding more than just a hobby for me. It's something I'm really passionate about and I couldn't imagine my life without it. And I guess I would just love to share that passion with other people, so they can feel as happy as I do after a day out on the mountain.
Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? Most defiantly Barry and Dave from Real snowboarding. I couldn't have asked for better teachers. And a friend Ella who helped my land my first job in the alps.
Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Would have to be Jamie Anderson. Great rider, ever better person.