Fun facts: I love backcountry camping, berry picking, singing on long adventure workouts with teammates, and reading Harry Potter. I’m also a cross-country skier with the Canadian National Ski Team. I live in Canmore, Alberta, where I train with the National Team and Rocky Mountain Racers Ski Club.
I’m lucky enough to call skiing my full-time job, which means that I get to spend almost every day training outdoors, pushing myself mentally and physically to new limits. I train twice a day, 6 days a week, and 11 months a year. During the summer, I spend most of my time in Canmore, and during the winter I travel across the country and around the world competing for Canada.
When I was 10 years old, I watched Canadian women win two medals in cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics. This opened my eyes to what is possible and inspired me to become a skier.
My goal is to become a medal contender at the Olympics, at World Championships, and on the World Cup circuit. I want to help inspire a new generation of Canadian athletes, just as I was inspired by the Olympians before me.
I grew up on a small farm outside of Athabasca, Alberta. Our family’s closest neighbours lived 3km away, so I spent most of my free time exploring outdoors with my little brother and sister.
I was four when my parents first put me on a pair of cross-country skis, and before they knew it skiing around our farm was my favourite thing to do. They put me in Athabasca Nordic’s Jackrabbit program, and from that point on I was hooked!
Throughout elementary and middle school, I spent spring and summer racing triathlons, while fall and winter were focused on skiing. When I was 13, I decided to prioritize skiing, so I joined the Rocky Mountain Racers Ski Club based out of Canmore, Alberta.
During high school, I regularly made the 6-hour commute from Athabasca to Canmore for races and training camps. When I finished high school, I moved to Canmore to ski full time.
Ski Racing Full Time
As a cross-country skier, I’ve been lucky enough to travel across Canada and around the world for competitions and training camps.
When I was 20 years old, I raced to my first World Cup top-30 at the 2016 Gatineau World Cup, earning me a spot on the Senior National Ski Team. Since then, I’ve been working hard to become a full-time World Cup racer. I narrowly missed qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and am training hard to earn a spot at the 2019 World Championships! Some of my favourite ski racing highlights include:
- Junior National Team Member 2011-15
- 18th place at the 2018 World U23 Championships
- 3 top-35 World Cup results
- 15 World Cup starts
- 10 World Junior/U23 Championship starts
- 9-time Canadian National Champion
- 8th place at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games
- 2-time Canada Winter Games bronze medalist
Skiing and School
When I finished high school, I knew that I wanted to do just more than ski– I love my sport, but I’ve found that I’m happiest (and fastest!) when I have some balance in my life. Growing up, I really liked school, so when I moved to Canmore I decided to start taking online courses part-time through Athabasca Universty.
Since then, I’ve been taking online courses year-round– I’m currently partway through a degree in Psychology. My plan is to finish my undergrad while I’m an athlete and go into grad school afterwards!
Off The Snow
Skiing has had an amazing impact on my life, and I want other people to have a chance to experience this too. I love sharing my sport with others and giving back to my community whenever I can!