Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… As an outdoor enthusiast I am always looking for new ways to enjoy recreation on the water. Wrestling my raft, frame, oars, etc. sometimes felt like too much hassle for a few hours of fun on the river. A friend came to visit with 2 SUP’s one day…we went out for a 4 hour paddle on the Colorado River and the rest is history. I was hooked!
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… My home base river is the Colorado since it’s right out my back door! The Green is also nearby so you may catch me there as well When I’m practicing and teaching SUP yoga you can find me at Colorado River State Park at Connected Lakes
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? … Currently I’m riding the Atcha and love it! It’s sporty in whitewater and great for SUP yoga. I’m excited to try the new Asana for SUP yoga this season.
My next dream paddling adventure is… The Salmon River… I have heard wonderful stories and seen spectacular photos, now it’s time to experience that river in person!
What I do when I am not paddling? As a Colorado native, outdoor recreation has always been an important part of my life. In fact nature fuels my soul. I’m fortunate to have a job that incorporates paddling by working with an adaptive recreation organization called Colorado Discover Ability. I believe the outdoors should be accessible to all people and that includes SUP! In the winter you’ll find me skiing. In the spring, summer and fall I’m on my bike, rafting or hiking with my family. I have two amazing kids that light up my life and keep me young. As my friend Harry says, “Every day is a good day, some are just better.”
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