Skier, Spokesperson and Mom.
I learned to ski at Squaw Valley, California at the age of two and skied with the Squaw Valley USA race team until attending Burke Mountain Ski Academy in Vermont. I was a 7-year member of the women’s U.S. National Alpine Ski Team earning a spot on the1992 Winter Olympic team qualifying for the DH/SL combined and GS. On the World Cup circuit I earned points in every discipline.
After leaving the national team in the mid-1990’s, my desire to change my focus in skiing led me on a road trip to different ski towns. One of my stops was Crested Butte, Colorado and the realm of extreme skiing. I entered Crested Butte’s “extreme” skiing contest and it was the most fun I have had in years. I went on to win two World Extreme Skiing Championship; the 1998 Pro Tour Title and competed in the first X-Games Women’s skier-cross.
Filming for Matchstick Productions and Warren Miller, to name a few, is where I had my biggest impact and made a name for myself in the world of big mountain skiing. After many years away from the camera and high-risk endeavours, I got after it again to film with Mike Douglas of Switchback Productions. Mike filmed an episode for Salomonfreeskitv.com, called “Super Mom,” which won Best Short at the Powder awards last year.
I am the mother of two boys, Devin 7 and Aksel 9. Currently, I am the Crested Butte Mountain Resort's Ambassador, where I guide and teach private ski lessons. Most recently I became the Executive Director of the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation.