Favourite person to ride with?
John Leslie, Quentin and Chris Cannady.
Photo: Evan Applegate
Where’s your favourite place to shred?
Lake Louise and Mt Bachelor, especially on a powder day.
Who inspires you?
Spencer O’Brien and Kaillie Humphries. Both are strong women and incredible athletes.
What has snowboarding taught you?
To appreciate Mother Nature and to always have fun no matter the circumstances.
Photo: Evan Applegate
How do you mentally prepare yourself for a contest/race?
I tell myself that no matter how I do, I’m still able to do what I love and that worrying about results only puts unnecessary pressure on myself.
What’s your favourite part about competing?
The people and the good energy. The circuit is full of people who are happy to be there and love what they do, so it makes for a fun and supportive environment.
Fill in this statement: I snowboard because…
It’s one of the only things I do in my life where I can completely forget about my worries and enjoy the moment.
How did you get into snowboarding?
I was 13 and we went on a school trip to Rabbit Hill. A friend of mine decided to try a snowboard, but she realized pretty quickly it wasn’t her thing, so we swapped my skis for her board. I was instantly hooked, despite my bruised ass and battle with the T-bar.
What’s the best contest/race you have ever been to?
Big White every year. It’s the one course I feel the most confident on because they do such a good job of building it and I love competing on home soil.
Where would you hold a contest/race that doesn’t already have one?
It would be great to have a race in Alberta, as well as Japan.
Favourite park/pipe to ride?
Lake Louise. I love how their park is built for progression, so every time I ride their park, I work on something new and build up to hitting bigger jumps. Also, Mt Hood has an awesome pipe!
Photo: Evan Applegate
What is the greatest snowboard trip you’ve done and why?
Italy last season was awesome. The days on snow were perfect, the people were amazing and I could never get sick of eating their pasta and pizza.
Is there any place in the world you have not yet been snowboarding but have always wanted to?
Japan, which is why I would love to see a competition there. I’m also going to say Baldface. The whole experience sounds unreal!
What’s your best travel tip?
Bring a pillow and stock up on melatonin. It’s helps when you are stuck in a middle seat between a person who snores loud and someone who is keen on telling you their life story.
Funny travel story:
I once sat next to a man who decided it was too hot in the plane to wear a shirt. He also thought it was appropriate to rub his belly and pet his chest hair. That got shut down real fast.
Where’s your one bucket-list spot to travel to?
Greece and Egypt. I love history and mythology and both countries have so much to see, do and offer.
Which place had the best/weirdest food?
Russia. Not sure if I’m down with the whole meat and cheese thing.
How do you follow your nutrition plan on the road?
I try and eat as healthy as I can, however when pizza seems like the only good option, I won’t say no
Who is the best travel buddy on the national team?
Dan Shoemaker. He’s always lending a helping hand and puts up with my jet lag crankiness.
What music do you have on your playlist?
I have a little bit of everything. I’m a farm girl so I would say Country is on the top of my list, but I also like Alternative, Top 40, Electronic and Jazz when I need to calm my nerves.
If there was one song to introduce you as your theme song, what would it be?
Titanium by David Guetta. I wish I could play this while being searched at the airport instead of explaining why I beep in most areas of my body.
When not riding, I’m:
I love to dirtbike, camp, off-road, go to the shooting range, cycle and spend time with my friends.
In five years I hope to be:
Doing something I love and traveling the world.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
A good friend once said to me “when you feel the worst and you try the hardest, you gain the most.” I always tell myself this when I’m having a hard day.
Favourite place you have ever been to and why?
Kauai. The whole island is beautiful and lush and so much to do.
Other than snowboarding, do you have a favourite sport?
Dirtbiking and riding the motocross track. Maybe after I retire from snowboarding, I will start racing.