Hometown: Reno, NV
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I love paddle boarding, especially whitewater SUP, because I love the feeling of walking on moving water, and challenging myself physically as well as mentally. I discovered flat water paddle boarding when a friend who lives nearby at Lake Tahoe encouraged my husband and me to try paddle boarding on the lake. Fifteen minutes after standing up, we were hooked and already thinking about buying boards! A few years later we explored some easy rivers in Utah and the California Redwoods, and we’ve been addicted to river paddle boarding ever since.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…You’ll most likely find me on Lake Tahoe, on the Truckee River in Nevada and California, on the American River in California, and on the Deschutes River in Oregon.
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? … I’m riding the Atcha 8‘6“, the Atcha 9‘6“, and the Playa. I love all of them, of course, but my favorite is the Atcha 8‘6“ because it’s light-weight for carrying, good for river surfing, and easy to maneuver through rapids.
My next dream paddling adventure will soon become a reality in the summer of 2018 when I join my husband, Davide Sartoni, as we paddle on the Soca River in Slovenia.
What I do when I am not paddling?
When I’m not paddling, I’m changing the world one First Grader at a time as a public school First Grade Teacher.
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