I was born in a tiny town in California outside of LA, and have always had an affinity with the sea and nature as a whole. I grew up in Utah however, so as soon as I could, I moved to Florida - which is where I learned to surf - on a big pink 9’0 fiberglass board in the waves off of the pier there. Surfing for me is one of the only times that I can turn my mind off, and just be. I don’t worry about who is watching, or having the perfect ride every time, I just go play.
I joined the Army in 2013 as a UH60 Blackhawk mechanic and crew chief, and then changed jobs to work in the military intelligence field after I had my daughter, Eleanor in 2017. In that time, I have competed in Ironman 140.6 Japan, won the women’s title in the Seoul International Marathon, and earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology while remodeling a home with my husband, Ben. I am currently building my business, Surf Soap, which was grown out of a love for the ocean and of my dream to create a company people could find fulfillment in working for. I practice Theravada Buddhism, yoga, and meditation - and also have an affinity for coffee and dark chocolate. I believe life is a big adventure, and learning to balance play with work is my ultimate journey on this earth.