Hometown: Anchorage, AK and McCall, ID
Current place of residence: Anchorage, AK
When did you start your sport? How did you get into it?
My first experience cross country skiing was around the same age I learned to walk when my parents had me shuffling around. I started racing at age 7.
The greatest challenge and gift your sport has provided.
Cross country skiing has pushed me to overcome many obstacles and recognize what is important to me while at the same time giving me the opportunity to train outside every day while learning more and more about my body’ limits.
Fun fact that most people would never know about you.
I am terrified of making phone calls.
Why Julbo? What is most appealing about Julbo as a brand? What excites you about the brand? What separates Julbo from other eyewear companies?
Julbo provides awesome eyewear designed with cross country skiing in mind. I have really enjoyed using the photochromatic lens over the last few years and am super excited about some of the newer lenses such as the Reactive Performance. Julbo has the best lens quality of any eyewear I have used.
Sweet or salty?
One piece of advice for someone looking to get into the sport competitively, professionally, etc.
Talent is overrated. Work ethic is everything.
When not training or traveling for your sport what do you like to do?
Explore the Alaska mountains via human powered means such as backcountry skiing, packrafting, climbing, trail running, bushwhacking, mountaineering, or massive multisport endeavors that evoke a little fear, adrenaline, misery, and fun.