Growing up I was what you could call an “extreme” kid. I prefered to learn through first-hand experience and mistakes, and developed a healthy relationship with failure early on. At 3 years old, whilst tricycling in circles around our home and watching the Atlanta Olympics, I told my parents I would go to the Olympics someday. For the next 19 years I lived and breathed this goal.
Whilst most sports came naturally, especially hockey, I found snowboarding at age 12. For some reason, this sport just didn’t click as fast as the rest. Nevertheless, I fell in love with the challenge and decided to focus all my efforts on one sport for once.