What are the top 3 things we should know about you?
1. I just love the adventure of exploring the mountains.
2. I love sweets and pastries.
3. Big mountains get me freaking excited.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto?
Go Fast, Don’t Die
What was the biggest breakthrough in your ski career?
Maybe my last pipe contest ever, the Mammoth Grand Prix in 2018. It was the final Olympic Qualifier. I unexpectedly won and became the first alternate for the US Olympic team. Then, never competed in the pipe again.
I think I had a lot of moments that some would call breakout: winning World Championships in 2015, making X Games finals, placing third at War of Rails, placing fifth at Dew Tour Breckenridge, and coming in second at SFR tour (first would have given me a spot at Euro X Games). But honestly, it didn’t feel like any of them made a significant impact on my career. I didn’t get more sponsors and I didn’t make more money…or really any money. I suppose it depends on what you define as a breakout.
If I see a single moment that changed the trajectory of my career in a positive way, it was quitting competitions, focusing on soul skiing, and sharing my passion of the sport and how rad skiing can be. Nothing else has even come close to that shift.