I was born in a small town in the Northwest Territories called Hay River. There I participated in sports like figure skating, cross country skiing, running, track and the always fun snowmobiling. When I was ten years old my family and I moved to Calgary, mainly to give my sisters and I greater exposure to academic opportunities not available back home. These opportunities in Calgary truly broadened my future prospects; and opened my mind to new future possibilities I had never previously considered.
Like many young adults these days I was initially unaware of what my true passion in life was. So the only natural thing to do was to explore those many pursuits I enjoyed. Through my involvement in the sailing community I managed to become a green level sailing instructor. As a result every year I work at the Whistler Sailing Association, teaching and helping guide other young individuals towards their true passion, an experience I’ve found very rewarding. Also I’ve become very involved in the arts and explored my interests for two spring semesters during my educational pursuits at the Alberta College of arts and design. But the one thing that became crystal clear as time passed, I wanted to pursue sport at the highest level. I became a provincial level rhythmic gymnast and began competing in snowboarding casually. At the age of seventeen I couldn’t resist and had to turn my focus onto snowboarding, something I not only loved and enjoyed but also excelled at. Snowboarding soon became my passion and a serious part of my life. I've been riding since the age of 11 and competing in boarder cross since I was 15. I am now on Canada's national team racing for Canada, a privilege I am both honoured and fortunate to have. My ultimate goal is to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia; and hopefully have the opportunity to bring home a medal to the country that has given me so much. Learn how you can sponsor me on my journey.