Do you collect anything?
Apparently shoes & watches.
What is your most unusual talent?
My sense of smell is out of control!
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Breaking my neck (C2) in multiple places snowboarding and being told I would never walk again. I was snowboarding a year later.
Why do you like working with Gnarly?
I live an active and healthy lifestyle and believe this health extends from what you put in your body to what you surround it with. Having a company with the same values is very important. Quality products that help me perform my best and treating my body well is key.
Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?
I hope I can inspire folk that have either dealt with or are dealing with serious injuries. Motivation, self love, determination, courage, healthy diet and headspace and you can accomplish anything. Giving back to the young also, I’m a natural coach and always want everyone to exceed their expectations. Teaching my kids about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits is so much fun.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Who is your hero? Why?
I pull influence from many athletes, photographers, travelers. People just out there getting after it and chasing their dreams, working hard to achieve those dreams.
Any advice for aspiring athletes?
Work extremely hard in all areas, both in the sport itself, personal fitness, health, diet, training. Networking and putting yourself out there and attending events and such is the best way to get noticed. Obviously having the focus and drive is so important. Not being afraid of failing. Believing in yourself is key.
Start my day off with the Gnarly Vegan smoothie/shake. Although I’m not Vegan it’s nice knowing there is absolutely no animal-derived ingredients and it’s packed with a delicious plant-based protein blend with 14 essentials vitamins and minerals