Date of birth
May 3, 1988
Place of birth
Slopestyle – A Group
Year you made the National Team
Toben Sutherland, JF Cusson, Matt Christensen
Personal career highlights
Seven-time X Games gold medalist from 2010 – 2013
2013 World Champion
Languages you speak?
English, French, Polish
Social media sites
Person who has had the greatest impact on your life and why
My parents because they supported me throughout my entire career — the good and bad.
Arts: home decor, beading, painting, pottery, mosaics, you name it!
Do you have a hero? Why?
Sarah Burke because she fought for women in my sport and paved the way for all of us today. I remember the first time I watched her ski segment and to this day I have never been more inspired.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome to get this far in your ski career?
Two years off in a row due to an internal injury followed by a torn ACL (knee) ligament.
Life goals outside of sport
Inspiring confidence, sparking passion, helping people believe in their dreams
How did you get into freestyle?
I was always interested in the extreme –climbing fences and trees, jumping off of whatever I could fly. I like the thrill I feel in the air.
Do you currently support a charity?
I have sponsored a child through Plan Canada since 2006.
Funniest thing that’s happened to you at a competition or training
Watching a friend go so big that she pooped her pants (but she was ok)!
It would surprise you to know that…
I played the trombone for a year in high school.
If I wasn’t an athlete I would be…
A mental coach
Favorite World Cup / AFP stop and why?
X-Games because the crowds are so involved and the excitement carries all over town.
Rooming with snorers
What is your best moment to date in freestyle skiing
Winning X-Games for the first time in 2010
Three words that describe you?
Determined, focused, dreamer