Who\What introduced you to Curling?
My dad made me go when I was 10 years old
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
What is your career highlight to date?
The last Olympic Trials (2014) - I changed my delivery and worked harder than I ever have to become ready for that week. I will forever be proud of myself and my team for doing so much in such a short time frame together. Losing was tough - but I see clearer now what the extra preparation did and what more might be needed mentally and physically.
What is one shot you would like to try again?
My draw against 4 against Cassie Potter in 2012 National Semi - Final. Would have changed the game to have scored there, although it did lead to 2 pretty neat shots at the end of the game that I will never forget!
Who was influential in your curling development?
My parents. They have always helped me plan travel, time, and support to get to events. My dad is supportive to a corny extent (Example: There is no one else I would rather play with etc.) After a tough loss, or a job well done, its always the same support.
What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Fishing is my newest summer and spring time hobby
What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
Practice on my lunch break. Leagues weekly, tournaments atleast twice a month. Boot camp training with Pro Boxer - Al Sands - 3 nights a week. Swimming or running.
What are your curling strengths?
Competitiveness to never give up and always keep improving.
What are your curling weaknesses?
Reminding myself to slow down on hits that can't be over thrown.
What kind of goals have you set for yourself?
To do more Drills and receive more Coaching on a regular basis, games are great but I think the basics and general sporting attributes need more consideration like, mental toughness, cross training, team building exercises etc.
Do others in your Family curl?
My Mom and Dad
What do you enjoy most about curling?
The constant changes
What would you like others to know about curling?
It is way harder than it looks, and you can make it as athletic or as challenging as you decide, ultimately it is up to you, but whatever level you take it to - it will change you for the better
Most memorable curling experience?
2002 Junior Worlds as an alternate. I was 14 and had no clue the magnitude of what I was a part of. I learned more in that week about life, adults, people and the sport than in many years prior to that.
Who is your greatest competitor?
Alison Pottinger - she had our number almost all of 2013-2014
Place you'd like to build a curling club?
Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
What other sports do you play?
Fishing, Running, Softball, Volleyball, Kayaking, anything really
Do you have any hidden talents?
Not that I know of yet
What is the best advice you've ever received?
In the end - the last thing you want is to look back and see all the things you should have done instead of looking back and seeing all the things you did do
Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
Vacation to Alaska or back pack Europe
What do you wish you were better at?
What are your favourite television shows?
The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Shameless, Chopped, Cut-throat Kitchen, Shark Tank,
What is your favourite music? Groups?
Jason Aldean, Gary Allen - country
Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
What hobbies do you have?
What's your Education background?
Degree in Organizational Management
What is your favourite food?
Pizza and Icecream
Something special about your home town?
Lake Superior Port - 4 seasons surrounds it and they are all drastic and differently beautiful
Something unique about yourself?
I am Left Handed but Curl Right Handed
Any interesting travel experiences?
3 of my girlfriends and I took a road trip to San Diego and planned to stop in Colorado on the way back home to MN and my friends car got stuck in 2nd gear in the middle of the mountains - the 200 mile stretch in Utah where there is nothing. We went 20 mph max unless we got some hill speed, the one time we got to speed down a hill an abrupt uphill came and a semi behind us almost plowed us over because he couldn't slow down and we couldn't go any faster. That was scary!