I spent my early years in Seattle, and consider myself very fortunate to have grown up in a family with a heavy skiing background. We spent every winter weekend up at Stevens Pass, and I began ski team around the age of five. Soon the desire to ski everyday consumed my family and we decided to send it to Sun Valley, ID when I was ten.
I credit much of my families move to Idaho for molding me into the person I am today: a passionate skier, lover of the outdoors, and someone with an especially deep connection to the mountains. I raced all through middle school and high school, achieving a few notable results, including silver medals both in the slalom and the combined events at J-3 Junior Olympics.
After graduating high school, I enrolled in the University of Colorado at Boulder, where my respect for the outdoors, and a desire to protect our natural environments led me to study environmental science. I would eventually graduate with a degree in the subject in 2013. In college, I decided I was done ski racing and began competing on the Freeride World Qualifier circuit. One of my greatest accomplishments at a Big Mountain event was a Sickbird Award in Big Sky, MT in 2013.
I am now ecstatic to call Jackson, WY home base, but I enjoy traveling around and chasing snowy conditions as much as possible. This year I plan to move away from competing, not entirely, but enough to focus a lot more on filming video and shooting photos. This will allow me to be more creative with what I produce as a skier, travel to locations that I’m interested in shooting at, and enjoy all types of great skiing, both at the resort(s) and in the backcountry!