Why do snowboard?
I snowboard because it lets me find joy in challenging myself every day. I also couldn’t live without constantly being surrounded by mountains- it’s very humbling.
What’s the best part of ‘living the life’ of a pro snowboarder?
Travelling the world is the best thing ever! I am so grateful to get to push myself everyday and reach new limits while soaking in every moment of my time on earth.
Photo Credit: Ilanna Barkusky
Everyone has that one thing in life that they want more than anything. It’s what drives them and motivates them every single day. What’s your thing?
My main motivator is pretty vague, but it’s to simply be the best person I can be. I think it’s really important to inspire your community whether it’s by encouraging people to be more selfless, pushing your own limits or persevering through adversity; influence is a powerful thing.
What has been your biggest obstacle or struggle making that happen in your life?
Every day has different struggles. My most common struggle is following my intuition and I think a lot of people can relate to that. It’s easy to lose track of what’s best for you with all these distractions surrounding you.
What’s your favourite part about competing?
I get a great feeling of reward after overcoming the obstacles of adapting to new courses and overcoming the pressure of the two run format. Landing a run after only two chances, after all the time and energy spent to get that far, is quite the accomplishment.
Photo Credit: Chris Witwicki
What inspires you to push yourself?
The reassurance that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Those clichés are famous for a reason.