Born: April 8th 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Disciplines: Super – G, GS, Slalom
- 27th In First World Cup at Beaver Creek SG 2012
- Qualified for second run of Adlboden World Cup GS
- 2011-2012 Jr. National Downhill Champion
- 3 Nor Am Cup wins in 2012
I was born in the mountains of Salt Lake to my mother, Erin (Originally from Long Island, NY. Schoolteacher by day, TRX, Spin Class, and all around fitness instructor extraordinaire by night.) and father, Eric (From Montana. An Engineer by day, outdoor sports enthusiast in general by night.) Thanks to a neon body harness and a lot of patience, dad had me pointing my edgie-wedgie strait down the fall line at the ripe old age of two.
As I grew up, they began to instill their own love for the outdoors in me through sport, where I learned to compete. First it was skiing weekends with the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation (SBSEF). Snowbird averages about 500 inches a year, so growing up skiing there I learned to love skiing (powder), before loving to ski race. I filled my summers and falls with other sports and activities; Teeball, basketball, swimming, diving, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, slack lining, rock climbing, windsurfing, and surfing. But skiing was always the priority.
As my world rank began to improve, I gave up everything else. The sport of ski racing was getting expensive however, and my parents couldn’t afford to pay for the skis, the wax, the coaches, and the travel by themselves anymore. Especially when my little sister was in the midst of her own progression of skiing, soccer, ballet, lacrosse, and tennis. To prove my commitment to turning ski racing into either a career or a free pass through college, I got a job washing windows. If I wanted to be completely truthful, technically my mother got me the job washing windows haha but thank god she did. After I gained some skill at the trade I was able to pay for a solid chunk of my seasons expenses. It was a pain in the butt, of course (Utah is way to hot in the summer) but it felt good to know that I was working for my goals both on and off the ski hill.
Thanks to all the family, friends and acquaintances who also showed their love and support through the years by chipping in. Without them, there is a good chance I would be chasing a much more financially sustainable dream.
After graduating from high school, I took a year off from going to College in order to chase my dream of becoming a member of the U.S. Ski Team. With the help of a good friend and awesome coach that pushed me in every way to better myself, I achieved that dream and started working on a new set of goals.
I want to be a Professional Ski Racer for a lot of reasons. Yes, being the best in the world at anything would be amazing. And I would be honored to ever have the chance at representing my home ski club, mountain, hometown, state and country in a World Cup, or at the Olympics one day. I want to ski race because skiing is my passion. And it is not often that you get the option to turn one of your life’s passion into your life’s work. This is my chance at living that dream.
This site will be my home base. Check in everyone once in a while for updates from the road, as well as photos and video of me and everyone else that is sharing the journey with me!