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FAVOURITE PLACE TO RIDE:
Qualify for the 2014 Olympics (Slopestyle), film some hammer video parts and get some sweet photos along the way...
Jess Kimura, Bethany Hamilton
Powder Room, Endeavor, IS Eyewear, Flux, Dakine, Airhole, Empire
DESCRIBE HOW YOU FIRST GOT INTERESTED IN SNOWBOARDING:
I wanted to be a surfer, like the girls in the Roxy ads, but I was from Manitoba so snowboarding was the most feasible option. I also really like the Wildcats.
What keeps you snowboarding today?
It's so fun, I like scaring and challenging myself everyday.
What do you get up to when you aren’t snowboarding?
I love to bike ride, run, read, crosswords, work at Starbucks, things like that.
Describe the perfect day:
I live it once...wake up with an early morning surf and then head up the the mountains and snowboard, with my best bud of course; so amazing.
Have you had any injuries or situations that have made you re-think your lifestyle?
I tore my ACL and had knee surgery one year. I was pretty poor at the time so it was a major financial strain. It made me wonder whether snowboarding was worth a lot of the sacrifices one has to make to be successful in the industry, but the day I got back out there I realized it totally is!
Contests and freeriding…describe likes and dislikes of both:
I am a competitive person. Contests keep me learning new tricks and challenging myself in the park. I also think that being successful in high profile contests such as the Olympics opens up accessibility to a broader demographic. If you stand for something and really want to make a difference, it can give you the opportunity. Freeriding...well it's free and there is nothing better than that!
Where do you want to be in 10 years?
I would love to have a successful snowboarding career to look back on, be a music therapist and have amazing family and friends surrounding me.
Last but not least…
A Million Little Pieces
Last TV show:
Lost Boys Premier
Last phone call: