5'2'' Weight: none
of your business!
Board: Siren Collection
Home mountain: Everwhere
Other Sponsers: Cold
as Ice, Amerikan Clothing, Technine, Icer Sport,
POW Gloves, 32
Years riding: On
Stance: 22'' 21,
I grew up loving the warm weather and sunny beaches
of southern California. I hate cold weather and
love the water. I can't stand wearing anything
but sandals and tank tops. But one day in 1997
I strapped into a rented snowboard and fell in
love. From that moment on, I spent all my free
time, and every earned penny on snowboarding.
After two years of being a weekend warrior, I
knew that I had to move closer to the snow. Quitting
school was never an option so I simply moved my
studies to the shores of South Lake Tahoe, (not
a bad idea, huh?) but swore it would only be for
one year. At that point had anyone told me I would
be today where I am now I would never have believed
it. But when the next summer ended and it started
to get cold, a chilling 75 degrees in San Diego,
I moved back. And then I moved back, again. And
then I moved back, again, and again.... My parents
always told me that it was something I would grow
out of, that it was just a phase. And for some
time I believed it (which caused me to live it
up because I thought it might be over at any time).
But now I realize that I'll always be a snowboarder,
and that I was a snowboarder long before I ever
strapped into that rental that one day in 1997.
I just wish it wasn't so dam cold all the time,
but hey, it's a small price to pay.