The first time I had ever stepped onto a sailboat was on April 1st 2016. A good friend of mine bought a boat with the intention of learning to sail. I immediately fell in love with it and threw myself into learning all that I could. I learned a lot from YouTube those first few months and then I was finally given the chance to be a part of a real racing team! I found myself being yelled at a lot but also learning a TON. I am so thankful for those experiences and what they taught me. Over the last few years I have come to know many different sailors and boats and try to get out as much as possible. In August of 2017 I purchased my frist sailboat! She is a 1977 Newport 30II. Her name is Permanent Waves and she is Turquoise, which is also my favorite color. I am eagerly awaiting the spring and summer months here in Seattle, a time of year when there isnt much that can beat being out on the water with the wind in your sails. Even though I only discoverd sailing just a short time ago, I know in my heart that I was meant to be a sailor.

  • Hometown Ridgefield, WA
  • Sports / activity Sailing
  • NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: On the two sailing teams I have been on, we have had one first place finish and have made the podium in races a handful of times!
  • FAVORITE GEAR I love my Helly Hansen Rain Gear. I also love my Sperry shoes and sandals in the summer.
  • FAVORITE PLACES: The San Juans, The Carribean, The Mountains
  • ONLINE FORUMS AND COMMUNITIES YOU ARE A PART OF? Facebook and Instagram
  • MY JAM IS... ADVENTURE! I like to think im up for almost anything. I love meeting new people and trying new things. I love adrenaline and the excitement of the unknown.
  • OTHER SPORTS/ACTIVITIES: Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Hiking, Sky Diving and coming soon…Kite Boarding!
  • FUN FACT: My Mermaid's name is Keriel
  • DREAM TRIP Sailing around the world with no timeline!
  • WHAT'S ONE RITUAL YOU ALWAYS GO THROUGH BEFORE HEADING OUT ON THE WATER? Running through the checklist! Fuel, Food, Drinks, tides (if necessary) wind, and crew...
  • BIGGEST ALMOST YOU'VE HAD... We were racing on our friends sailboat a Tartan 43. We were rounding the mark coming up on the home stretch when another boat cut in close and we almost collided! Its was a very tense encounter that left us all pretty puckered! We all still get a good laugh about that incident.
  • WORDS TO LIVE BY Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.