Your Age: 29
Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Manitoba, Canada.
Weapon(s) of choice: Snowmobile, ATV
What’s an average day for you like? I work shift work, so depending on the shift I get up, hang out with my three dogs, and then check over, head out on my sled (in the winter) usually with my awesome boyfriend who pushes me out of my comfort zone. Spend a few hours out in the snow working on whatever skill I'm trying to master! Then I'll come back home and likely head to work! In the summer I spend a lot of time fishing, camping, quadding and exploring! I love days off to spend the day on my sled or exploring my beautiful province!!
What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? Finding people who want to ride with a beginner is sometimes difficult, but I'm lucky and have found a few great people to ride with! The easiest part of snowmobiling is just the freedom when I'm on my sled I don't have one worry or trouble!
What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? It's hard to be taken seriously I feel like as a woman you have to prove yourself twice as much. The best part is finding that community of lady riders that are awesome and support you, I'm lucky and have an amazing friend who pushes and supports me with my snowmobiling and basically everything else!!
What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? I think what I want to see change most is the portrayal that females in sports have to look a certain way, I feel like that discourages a lot of girls when it comes to sports and it's not fair, I think if you want something you can do it as well as you work for it!
Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? I am definitely a casual person!
What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? All of my gear is FXR, I love it! 509 Helmets are great!! Underneath my gear I usually wear something warm (base layers are my best friends). When I go out I wear a lot of FXR and Fox racing I can't wait to get some SheShreds clothing to wear out and underneath my gear!!
Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? I think when you feel like you look good you feel good! It's important to be happy with how you look, but never stop pushing yourself! Good clothes always help you feel great!
How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? There's dangers in everything you do, if you're aware of the risks and take the steps and educate yourself on your sport then you can be better prepared for the dangers.
I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. The worst crash was rolling my ATV and breaking my collarbone. I still have the helmet and the visor is shoved so far down it is impossible to move it!
What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? I think the most addicting part is the freedom and the peace, seeing a totally open area full of untouched snow is the best feeling ever!