|Bate of birth: 09.10.1975
Home country: New Zealand
2004 – 2005 World Cups
2004 1st NZ Burton Open halfpipe
2003 2nd NZ Burton Open halfpipe
2002 – 2004 NZ Nationals
2000 Heli Challenge Wanaka
|So what have you got planned for your 2005 southern hemisphere season?
I have got lots planned for the season here in Wanaka. I’ll be riding mostly at Cardrona because they are my sponsors and have a boardercross, halfpipe, and park. I have a heli day that I won last year at the Snow Park so I’m going to use that. Plus I am filming for the next ChunkyKnit production. In September I am going to Chile to compete in the World Cup and other than that I am training for the Olympics.
How much of your summer do you spend in the northern hemisphere winter?
Is there much of a girl’s scene developing in New Zealand?
What was it like winning the Otago Sportswoman of the year award 2005? Is there a strong recognition of snowboarding as a valuable sport in NZ?
It is cool to be recognised by these guys because snowboarding has been overlooked for so long. Snowboarding is still overlooked in NZ but recognition is growing because the sport is getting more established and we are doing well on the international stage.
Where did you film for Transfer this season and what was the filming like??
What are you most proud of in your snowboarding career so far?
Which of the contests you have competed in has been the most fun?
Are the 2006 Olympics something you’d like to take part in?
Do you ever get the fear? If so, how do you overcome it?
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done on a snowboard???
What kind of training do you do off the mountain?
When did you first realize you could make a career out of snowboarding?
Do you listen to tunes when you ride?
How do you cope with all the traveling? Do you have any essential items you?always carry with you to make it easier?
Do you think female riders are getting the recognition and rewards they deserve?
Where’s your favourite place to ride in New Zealand?
What about the rest of the world?
Who are the girls you think are pushing the sport most at the moment?
Who are your sponsors at the moment?
I would also like to mention that Dick Shultz is one of my main sponsors. He is from the US and has been riding in NZ for the last five years. He was pretty bad at first but over the years I have watched him improve and now he rips. He wants to see me rip so he is coming to the Olympics to watch me and he is helping me get there. Being from NZ it is more difficult to go places with the sport and Dick Shultz is making it possible for me. Cool ah?
What boards are you riding at the moment and what are they like?