How did you get into snowboarding?
I got into snowboarding from skiing at the age of 4 with the help of my parents. Then I started to skateboard and actually got quite good at it, from there skateboarding inspired me to start snowboarding.
What’s your favourite part about competing?
My favourite part about competing is probably the adrenaline rush during the whole day, especially when you land a run because you were put under pressure and when you land the run you wanted, there’s no better feeling than that.
Photo: Kim Gordon
What inspires you to push yourself?
Watching pros like Spencer O’Brien win X Games and seeing the look on her face when she earned her first gold medal is the sort of thing that really inspires me to push myself. One day I want to feel that exact feeling she got when she stomped her run and got rewarded for it.
Fill in this statement: I snowboard because…
because I love it. Plain and simple. If you do something you love you will be happy and positive, and for me snowboarding makes me a happier person because there’s a number of things that come into play, like riding with your buddies on a blue bird day or riding pow.
How did the Youth Olympic Games compare to other contests and events you’ve competed in?
The YOG was truly unique in comparison to other contests I’ve competed in. It was like a mini Olympics because I represented Canada and I got to meet other riders from all over the world. The support and energy that was brought was unforgettable and unimaginable.
What was it like to represent Canada and how was your overall experience?
Representing Canada was a dream come true and a huge honour. My overall experience was truly amazing, unforgettable, and inspirational. I felt honoured to lead my generation in the sport I love and the country that I was born and raised in.
When you aren’t snowboarding what are you up to?
When I’m not snowboarding I’m either hanging with my family or skateboarding, if there’s no snow on the ground that is.
Photo: Chris Witwicki
What are the best and worst parts of travelling for snowboarding?
The best parts of travelling for snowboarding is having the opportunity to see the world and how different it is from home, like riding a mountain instead of a hill. The worst part of travelling is time zones and losing your bags, that’s about the worst thing that can happen while travelling for snowboarding.
Photo: Chris Witwicki
Favourite place you’ve been to?
My favourite place I’ve been to is Whistler, BC because that’s where my parents always took my sister and I to ride when we were younger. Also both mountains have the whole package, amazing terrain parks, terrain variety, the village, and insane amounts of snow.