Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and others say “what happened?”
2007 · 2008 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012· 2013 Women’s World Wakesurfing Champion
HOMETOWN Bellingham, WA
BIRTHDAY February 14, 1984
RESIDES Santa Cruz, CA
2002 graduate of Bellingham High School with a GPA of 3.95, accepted into the architecture programs at 4 top universities. One year student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. One year student at the Art Institute of Portland, OR. Graduated from University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL in 2009 for business marketing and the Professional Selling Program. Have since been in medical device sales for the past 5 years, currently working in for Arthrex.
I became sponsored by Centurion Boats in 2006 for the sport of wakeskating. That year I went to BoardStock in Clear Lake, CA for their annual photoshoot, where I first saw wakesurfing at the World Wakesurfing Championships. Which watching the contest, I was convinced that I could win the following year- but first I had to learn how to wakesurf! With the new Centurion boat that I had, I rode every day for the next 12 months. That next year I won every contest, and have won worlds (and almost every contest entered) ever since.
YEARS WAKESURFING 8
1st PLACE FINISHES
CLINICS & BOAT SHOWS
I started kiteboarding when I was very young. My first lesson was in Hood River, OR with New Wind kiteboarding school. At the time I was into snowboarding, and didn’t get serious about kiteboarding until my senior year. The day I graduated high school, I moved to Hood River, OR and Baja Mexico and trained for a year straight. I started winning local contests, and started getting sponsors. At the time there were not very many females that kiteboarded, so I climbed the ladder pretty quickly. I became one of the top marketed female kiteboarders in the world, and had an average of six corporate sponsors at one time. I enjoyed the media side of kiteboarding more than contests, and dedicated my time to photoshoots and travel stories. In April 2005 I became the first female to get the cover of a kiteboarding magazine, in The Kiteboarder Magazine.
YEARS KITEBOARDING 14
Extensive Visits to over 30 countries: USA, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Cuba, England, France, Denmark, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy 4x, Greece, Australia 3x, Indonesia (Bali 2x, Singapore, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida), Cook Islands, Fiji, Thailand 6x, Vietnam, Japan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Dominican Republic 5x, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Aruba, Curacao, South Korea
Kale, Authentic Italian, Creative Sushi, Kasha, Apples, non-processed foods
Flying, stand up paddleboarding in the waves, deep sea fishing on a paddleboard or boat, Bikram yoga, hiking, mountain biking, sewing bikinis, beach walks with Kiwi and her Frisbee, cooking, bargain shopping, dancing, music, basically being a stones’ throw away from the ocean as much as possible.
Everything happens for a reason. All opportunities present themselves at the right time. Take life day by day. Out of every situation you can learn something, whether it is good or bad. Trust the process.