Calgary, AB, but I currently live in beautiful Squamish, BC attending Quest University Canada
Whistler Blackcomb and Castle Mountain
I started skiing when I was 4, moved to a non-skiing country (Ecuador) when I was 8 and relearned to ski when I was 13 and I've been competing for the past four seasons.
360s. To this day, they were the most difficult trick to learn.
360 to sw540 in the pipe.
I'm working on unnatural spins on jumps and in the pipe.
Japan. Though there are favourite things about so many other places.
Candide Thovex, Sarah Burke, David Crichton, Justin Dorey
All the female athletes, musicians, artists, and scientists who are pushing themselves and the boundaries.
Our coach and mentor, Trennon Paynter, started the team with some members of the Alberta Halfpipe Team: Mike Riddle, Matt Hayward and me, along with Sarah Burke who had been doing some training with us. After the team was formed, we voted to add Justin Dorey (who had to think long and hard about whether he'd want to train/travel/ski with so many Albertans… kidding!).
We have become a family of friends who love to ski. Matt Hayward has decided to take a break from competitive skiing so we decided to replace him with another awesome skier who was also named Matt to make it easy for us to remember (Matt Margetts). From time to time, we really like to have other Canadian skiers train/travel with us, like Dania Assaly. We all believe Halfpipe skiing will become an Olympic sport and want to all stand on the podium for Canada.
I'm a ninja with a graphing calculator. Attending and dancing at live music concerts/festivals is my favourite down-time activity.
Shoutouts to Justin, Trennon, Mike, Sarah, Matt, Dania, my parents, Luke, Veronique, Rob & Consuelo, my friends, Jimbo Morgan, and my sponsors: Kombi, Electric Visual, Spyder, Rossignol, Bula, Skullcandy.