Favourite person to ride with?
Mike Robertson, Jake Holden, Justin Pasutto, Dan Csokonay, Adam Robertson. We used to get pretty wild back in the day.
Where’s your favourite place to shred?
Anywhere where the snow is deep and the terrain is challenging.
Who inspires you?
My Mom and Dad are atop the huge list. They have done more for me than anyone else and the amount of support they have given me is the main reason why I am here today.
What has snowboarding taught you?
How to have fun while working hard!
How do you mentally prepare yourself for a contest/race?
I visualize a lot. I will typically go through the perfect run as many times as possible. Then I’ll visualize as many different scenarios that I can think of. Always be prepared.
What’s your favourite part about competing?
The challenge and relentless pursuit to bettering myself as an athlete and a person.
Photo: Tyler Ashbee
Fill in this statement: I snowboard because…
It’s the most fun one can have.
How did you get into snowboarding?
I started snowboarding at the age of 9. My parents gave me a 4-Day lesson. It was all over from then on. It was all I wanted to do!
What’s the best contest/race you have ever been to?
Sochi 2014 Olympics.
When did you decide to give up school or a job to ride full time?
After high school. Once I graduated I focused on snowboarding, but I maintained a full-time summer job at Naiad Irrigation Systems in Calgary till 2011.
What do your parents think about your career?
They have been so incredibly supportive from day one and I am proud that together we were able to make it work.
Where would you hold a contest/race that doesn’t already have one?
In the Bow Valley (Calgary to Lake Louise) Those are all my home mountains and we need to have another event there.
Favourite park/pipe to ride?
Whistler/Blackcomb Park – Copper Mountain, USA, Pipe
What is the greatest snowboard trip you’ve done and why?
That is a hard question… There have been so many incredible memories in my career so far. This one time we got to Leogang, Austria for a historical snowfall and rode literally shoulder deep powder for 4/5 days.
Is there any place in the world you have not yet been snowboarding but have always wanted to?
What’s your best travel tip?
Ear plugs are the key.
Where’s your one bucket-list spot to travel to?
Fuji, Lets go!
Which place had the best/weirdest food?
Best food, Austria or Japan. Weirdest, Russia
How do you follow your nutrition plan on the road?
I typically bring as much food as I can. But more importantly when travelling to foreign places I bring an Aeropress Espresso maker.
Who is the best travel buddy on the national team?
The whole squad. We are tight.
Photo: John Kunicek
What music do you have on your playlist?
A little bit of everything for every occasion.
If there was one song to introduce you as your theme song, what would it be?
Intro by XX
When not riding, I’m:
Riding mountain bikes, camping, surfing, hiking, skateboarding, playing outside as much as possible.
In five years I hope to be:
To have pushed the level of snowboarding in Canada and the World. Obviously Olympic and World Champion are atop the list, but If I can inspire the future to find their passion and run with it, I’ll be very happy.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Follow your dreams and work hard. Nothing comes easy.
Favourite place you have ever been to and why?
Way too many to count! I’ve had so many incredible memories with the Canadian team. Also, a few surf trips that have been eye opening experiences!
Other than snowboarding, do you have a favourite sport?