What attracted you to the world of kitesurfing?
The water! I am a true sun and salt girl, so living in Hood River (essentially 3 hours landlocked from the ocean) can be tough on the soul. Kitesurfing is kind of like the pacifier that I suck on in between surf sessions. LOL, that’s kind of a gross metaphor but I couldn’t think of a more accurate way of putting it.
What did it take for you to be able to turn doing what you love into a successful business?
1. Big Dreams.
2. Belief in my intentions and and capabilities.
3. A support system (mostly my dad in the beginning and now an abundant community and friends)
4. A lot of hard work – all nighters, no weekends and determination.
What are you doing in your everyday life to stay at the top of your field?
A big part of it is keeping your highest potential in mind and striving for that. Making little tweaks as you go along, trying something completely new in your craft and seeing how it sits. I think being inspired by others is a huge part of even knowing you have room to grow, but staying true to your own uniqueness is where you’ll find the good stuff.
And of course!! A healthy body runs a healthy mind, so getting out and kiting, surfing, yogaing, gardening, dancing and playing are truly essential to staying sane.