Where is your home mountain?
Methow Valley, Washington
What other occupations are you involved in?
I’m an Equine Assisted Therapy and competitive equestrian coach, and also work in freelance photography and design.
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
Watching a fellow snowsports instructor teach a three-year-old how to snowboard. Their creativity in keeping this little rider not only engaged, but actually performing complex skills blew me away. It is something that motivates me to stay curious and give every student my full attention.
What are your specialties as a team member?
Dryland training and coaching functional movement both on and off snow; coaching master skiers, amateur athletes, and coaching coaches!
Any relevant certifications?
PSIA-certified Cross Country Level III.
Is there anything we missed asking?
In addition to cross country skiing, I enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding and am delighted to be on the team with some of the best in the biz.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
Annie Budiselich, my mother, truly a lifelong learner, and master children’s instructor in all things. David Lawrence for his supreme ability to engage ANYONE, and Madison Shambaugh for her authenticity, clarity of teaching, and wholehearted commitment to bettering herself.
Best part of teaching?
Helping people cultivate a new sense of physical awareness, and sharing the ecstasy of achieving ease and flow in their movement.
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?