I grew up skiing on the East coast where I attended Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. There I was a part of the freestyle ski team at Sunday River. I fell in love with skiing and have been skiing as much as a I can since my first time out when I was four years old. After many years as a competitive mogul skier, with one title as Jr. World Combined Champion I decided to take a break from competitive skiing.
I moved out to Lake Tahoe California where I was a freestyle coach for the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team and then the Squaw Valley ski team. A few friends of mine had suggested that I try big mountain skiing, even though I had just received my first pair of powder skis ever at the age of 27. I competed in The Freeskiing World Tour and after one season had my first victory and was the second women in 11 years to win the coveted Sickbird award at the 2008 U.S. Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird, UT.
I was hooked. I’ve always loved skiing and the mountains but this was a whole new way to enjoy them. I may not win all the comps because I like to challenge myself but as my good friend and fellow competitor Jess Mcmillan once said ” you are the ultimate wildcard”. And she’s right, I love to challenge myself and push my skiing to the next level. And when I’m on there is no stopping me!