How was the FWQ season for you this year?
"My season was short and sweet, I learned a lot and accomplished a goal I’ve been after since last season. I was excited to compete again after coming so close to qualifying last year, but I wasn’t feeling nearly as strong as the year before after being back in school. I took a five-month intensive massage program so that I could get my license and jump back into competing this season. I had some great experiences that taught me a lot, and one gnarly crash that luckily, I walked away from mostly unscathed. The best part of the season was reconnecting with friends and flying around the mountain with a bunch of sendy ladies. While happy to attain my goal, and also feeling some relief to not be on the road, I wish we could have had the last two events to close out the season. Thanks to everyone who made it great."
What are you up to this summer preparing for FWT?
"I have always loved watching Ari Tricomi ski. She really embodies fun, and that’s what skiing is all about. I look forward to shredding with her and getting to ride with all the ladies I’ve competed with the last two seasons. I’m excited to ride with Jess, Emma, and Jacqueline again, they are all ripping ladies and I’m stoked to have made it to where I can shred alongside them."
Anyone you look up to or inspires you? Anyone you look forward to competing with on FWT?
"Ideally, this summer will be like most, where I get to continue to ski through July. I love summer skiing, all the big steep lines have corned up, you can ski until sunset, and then go camp. I’ll be spending my time in the woods and mountains, on the river, and working. I’m a metalsmith by trade, and a licensed massage therapist. I hope to do more backpacking and I love mountain biking too, but it usually isn’t until July that my ski obsessed brain wants to switch over. I’m excited for gardening and watching the plants grow. Preparing for the upcoming season means more play to get strong, and 1 million squats before January."