I appreciate the warm welcome I have received from the Bend community. I'm told that is exactly what Bend is known for - along with incredible outdoor beauty and sports opportunities.
A bit about me:
I am a third generation Professional Waterman, Ocean Advocate and (I've been told) a master story-teller. I have the family, the history and the gift, for which I am grateful, to have excelled in every action sport that has been a part of my life so far. Following in my parents' footstep's (Dad, Matt, is an as 18X world Champion and my mother, Shawneen also was a World Champion in Windsurfing), I began my career as a child. Traveling with my best friend, Connor Baxter, and sponsored by Starboard (for my entire career) we competed in windsurfing, gradually adding surfing, then Standup racing, surfing and now - foiling.
In 2017 I published my first book, BENEATH THE SURFACE (
). Response to my book has solidified my commitment to add a new "podium" beyond the one at competitions.
Each opportunity I have to speak to audiences young or old, in water sports or beyond, is a chance to share inspiration, solid practices that can create a "deep blue lifestyle," and easy to implement action steps. “
Innovate and Inspire”
is a core philosophy I live by.