Olympian. Professional Ski Racer.
Between my first and second birthday, my parents joined Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood and introduced my brothers and I to skiing. My competitive nature quickly made it evident that skiing would be more than casual family bonding. My parents tell me that I was always striving to beat the older competition, especially the boys.
When I was 11 years old, I joined the National Ski Academy (NSA) on a summer camp in Switzerland. It was a moving experience for me as that was when I first started thinking "this could be my life", and before long, I wanted it to be. During 6 years at the NSA, I made friends for life, won provincial and national championships, won races at Whistler Cup and won a silver medal at the Youth Olympics.
After the NSA, I joined the Alpine Canada Development Team. This was an exciting step as the opportunity to race World Cup and to pursue my ultimate goals appeared within reach. Unfortunately, it wasn’t everything I expected it to be and I felt like something was missing. In the fall of 2015 I made the difficult, but what I felt was necessary, decision to leave the Development Team and join the University of Utah Ski Team.
Looking back it was the best decision I made for my career. Following two great years at Utah, I decided to take the 2017/18 season away from school to pursue a spot on the Olympic team. I earned my spot on the 2018 Olympic team with a handful of breakthrough results on the World Cup. Despite my World Cup success I decided to return to the University of Utah to finish my degree, race for the Utes, and continued racing part-time on the World Cup. I graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in business, and I am now committed full-time to my ski career.
Where Would I Be Without Them?
My supplier for skis/boots/bindings. I have skied on HEAD since I was 16 years old and I love being a "World Cup Rebel" ;)
My supplier for helmets, goggles, and protective gear. The lenses from SHRED are the best. I love how light my back protector is and how well it fits, it feels like it isn't even there.
My supplier for poles. The most reliable poles I've ever used for racing but I love their freeski poles just as much.
RBC is dedicated to helping Canadian athletes succeed both in sport and in life. I am honoured to be a part of this RBC Olympians group.