some background info
I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. I have always been happiest while in the outdoors and exploring new places. Growing up I played soccer, ran track and field and cross country, mountain biked, and ultimately decided to focus on nordic skiing the summer before college. At Middlebury College, I studied Neuroscience and was a three time NCAA participant. I finished out my collegiate career as the Co-Captain of my team and the Eastern Regional Classic Leader!
the motivation to ski professionally
At Supertour Finals in 2015, I stood at the start line of the A Final in the skate sprint with members of the U.S. Ski Team and other incredible domestic racers. I was 2nd that day, and the best part was that every time I made it to the next heat, I was thrilled because I was having so much fun ski racing! Nordic ski racing is challenging and humbling, but also the most fun and rewarding activity I've found!
I found success during my senior year of college; winning several college races, my first professional Supertour race, and I qualified for U23 World Championships in Romania.
This past season was my first professional season with SVSEF Gold Team. I not only qualified for U23 World Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah, but I had my best International result - qualifying 6th in the classic Sprint, ending the day in 16th overall. I feel excited to keep working towards being competitive at the highest level in this sport!
OUTSIDE OF SKIING
One of my favorite aspects of training for nordic skiing is that I can do so many other sports. My favorites include running, rock climbing, back country skiing, road biking and mountain biking. I also love to sail and was a sailing instructor throughout high school and early college. If I'm not outside, you'll probably find me drawing, making food with friends, drinking a warm cup of coffee or tea, or napping! I love to explore new places and meet new people - the picture to the left is from a trip to the coast of Spain with my best friend!