was born in Santa Clara, CA and moved to Idaho as a child. I was raised in Boise and graduated from Centennial High School in 1996. I first discovered my passion for wakeboarding at the age of 16. My brothers and I took every opportunity to get out on the water. I became so involved in wakeboarding that I took a retail job selling wakeboards and logged more than 150 days of riding per year. Then, I moved from selling boards to selling boats. My riding took off, and so did my career. In 2003, I took my riding to the next level competing at the Detroit and Portland Pro Wakeboard Tour stops. Around this same time, I started a weekly wakeboard clinic, teaching 15-20 students each week through the spring and summer months. I remain extremely dedicated to wakeboarding and water sports. I’m passionate about making water sports accessible to anyone who wants to be a part of it.