Sport: Swimming | USA
Home: Redondo Beach, CA
Olympics: Beijing 2008
Favorite Athletic Achievement: Breaking Janet Evans 18-year old record in the 500 free at NCAAs in 2008 :)
Personal Achievement: Having my first art/design show this year!
Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: The mutually beneficial relationship of what mentoring is... benefits Olympians AND youth athletes alike. As a Co-Founder of the company, I love the mission we stand by, which is to empower the next generation of youth athletes through mentorship, and to give Olympians an opportunity to share their transformation with the world, as well.
What would I tell my 13-year-old self: To trust yourself... you do not have to be like everyone else to succeed.
Favorite way to focus: Laugh first, then go somewhere alone.
Best way to rest/recover: Get a massage and/or go in the ocean!
Fun Fact: I have over 20 indoor plants in my townhome :)
What I do now: I build RISE Athletes with Rebecca and I make art! I have a dream to design swimwear so I am working on that on the side. I also play in the ocean, a lot.
My Favorite Mentoring Moment: ALL times where I see my athletes have a-ha moments... ooh, chills!