Hometown: Blaine, Minnesota
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I was looking for a new way to explore and enhance myself and my Minnesota State Park Project. Minnesota is filled with countless lakes, river, and creeks. I originally considered a few different avenues and kept coming back to an inflatable paddle board. I wanted something I could easily travel with at all times and access some remote area. Never being on a paddle board I ordered my Hala Nass, hit the water, and instantly fell in love. Nala, name I christened my board, sparked a new passion I didn’t know existed. I love finding new way to push my skills and ability on my SUP, which in turns progresses me forward in all aspects of my life. I am a SUP lifer for sure!
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on: If there is water I want to be on/in it. However, living in Minnesota you will see me out paddling lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, and really anything I can find. I love to paddle with sunsets! Heck you might even spot me wake surfing Nala behind my buddie’s boat.
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? I am currently riding Nala aka my Hala Nass 12 footer. We have tons of miles under our belt already and plenty more adventures to come. I do however, want to try out as many other boards as I can to have a true knowledge of the entire Hala lineup.
My next dream paddling adventure is: Hard to answer since I am in the early planning stages already. I don’t know if I want to give it away yet. I can say glaciers, icebergs, and midnight sun will be involved.
What I do when I am not paddling? I’m a mountain biker, photographer, hiker, camper, downhill skier, skateboarder, rock climber, Jeeper, kettlebeller, and really any extreme sport. I dabble in all sorts of activities that push my physical and mental “limits”. I also love movies, traveling, and assisting others with discovering the great outdoors and/or a new passion in life.