I'm fortunate enough to have been raised in beautiful Bend, Oregon with Mt. Bachelor just 20 minutes from my front door. John Muir nailed it when he said the mountains are calling and I must go because that's exactly what I did! I pleaded with a local ski shop owner to give me a shot at sales with 0% experience, and a 110% passion to learn the sport. Being a broke college kid, a season pass perk was enough for me and within a couple months I was a pizza wedge master and my face hurt from smiling so much. I was hooked! I quickly was able to move away from the wedge and french fry foundations of the sport, and was able to experience so much of what the industry has to offer. I am super grateful to now be able to share my love of the mountains with my husband and step-kiddos, along with meeting life long friends, other rad ski enthusiasts and have been enjoying the best tailgate PBR mimosas on the hill since 2006.
Outside of skiing and nerding out on gear each year my other passion is cooking! I along with so many others had the unfortunate reality of being laid off from my corporate job working for a large scale brewery and now have squeezed all my lemons into lemonade and now run my own small-scale business making, baking and preparing personalized meal options for clients, family and friends! This allows me to experiment, get creative, build healthy foundations and share all my passions with my people while giving me the flexibilty to spend time with my family.
If I'm not in the kitchen, or on the mountian I love a great book - listen to all the true crime podcasts I can find and appreciate anything outdoors including my own back yard gardens and the abundance of beautiful trails. lakes and rivers in my beautiful home state of Oregon.