Paula was born and raised in Minnesota, where her parents taught her to ski at the age of 2—that's when it all started. She quickly excelled and made the US Ski team at age 17. Flash forward several years and she is now ranked in the top 15 in the world in two events. Her love for skiing isn't just on the race course—if given the free time, you will find her ripping groomer laps or out in the backcountry.
In the summer when she is not training in the gym you can find Paula on her mountain bike, fishing on the river, or on the pickleball court. Paula is always willing to go on an adventure, near or far she will try anything once.
I believe in all of Stio's values, but I personally most connect with Outside is for Everyone because I don't think access to outdoor adventure sports should be limited by where you live, how much money you make, or the color of your skin. Everyone should have access to enjoy the outdoors and the opportunities it provides.
Finding balance in my day-to-day life is relatively easy because I am lucky enough to have skiing as my job and that is pretty cool. Sometimes it's almost harder for me to take a step back and not do too many things in one day. I love to cook and test out new recipes to help fuel my body, which is one way I find space from it all.
Number one bucket list item for me is to raft the Grand Canyon!
If I am in the gym lifting I will usually have some Big Bootie Mix pumping. For trail running I usually listen to an audio book, and for track workouts I'm usually listening to country.
Just go out there and try it. If you fail, laugh at yourself and try again.