Born and raised in Edmonton,
I have always been in love with sports. From dance to figure skating to baseball, I played everything my parents agreed to enrol me in. From age 11 to 17, I played soccer, basketball, volleyball and did track and field at a very high level. After high school I accepted a dual scholarship to the University of Alberta for both track and field and basketball. My first year of basketball was long and intense as we went all the way to the national final. All of my basketball games conflicted with track meets and I realized I couldn’t do both. Despite trying to transition to the outdoor club track season I decided to fully focus on basketball. Over 5 seasons with the Pandas, we won a silver and bronze medal at the national tournament, and I finished with all time winning record for Pandas basketball. I spent my final 2 seasons as co-captain, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Following graduation I knew I was done with basketball, but I wasn’t finished being an athlete. I was watching the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic games when I turned to my mom and asked how mad she would be if I put off continuing my education and pursued the Olympic dream. Her response was that she had been waiting for me to say that for years. I had heard that bobsleigh recruited older athletes that were fast and powerful, two qualities I possessed. I contacted the provincial coordinator and attended a bobsleigh identification camp two weeks later. Within 2 months I made Team Alberta as a brakeman, completely dropped everything going on in my life, and moved to Calgary. I took the driving school at the beginning of the season and it was a good introduction to how the sled worked. I competed as a brakeman for all the races during the first half of the season, but I knew the proper position for me would be in the front seat. In my second season I made the provincial team as a pilot. It was a learning year as I was introduced to all the North American tracks for the first time. My third year, the 2014/15 season was really a break-out season. I improved my push time by 2 tenths of a second (huge!) and was now on par to compete at the elite level. I made the national development team and competed primarily on the North America’s cup circuit, with my first World Cup appearance when the tour stopped on my home track in Calgary. I won the overall points total for the North America's Cup, and had a special opportunity to become the first female to pilot a 4-man sled with a crew of all woman in an international race. I have been progressing ever since. I finished ranked 17th overall in the 2015/16 season, coming 13th at World Championships and 2nd in the inargural 4-women test event. In 2016/17 season I finished 7th overall, and 8th in World Cup standings despite missing 2 races, with a 6th place finish at World Championships and my first ever World Cup medal (bronze) at the Olympic Test Event.
Currently in the 2017/18 Season I am ranked 6th overall and have recently just qualified my sled for the 2018 Olympic Games.
I am the oldest of 3 siblings and a dog lover- especially my little pomeranion yorkie named Aston Martin who lives with my parents. My passions are anything sports, health or fitness related. In the off season I enjoy snowboarding, surfing, and hiking. If there is a body of water near by I’ll be the first one in it. I try to practice yoga once a week. October is my favourite month because not only is it the start of bobsleigh, but it’s the start of the NHL, the NFL is in full swing, the CFL is getting down to the wire, and the MLB is in playoffs. I am a terrible cook, but adore sweets and breakfast food. I listen to all music but prefer hip-hop, and my favourite colour is pink! Any questions? Feel free to drop me a line on the contact page!