I have many MANY hobbies in the summer, and at the top of my list, paddle boarding. I am a Stand Up Paddle Board Guide for Telluride, Colorado's locally owned premiere guiding outfitter Telluride Outside. Am am also the found of San Juan SUP Co., a website dedicated to being a resource for all things stand up paddle boarding throughout the San Juan Mountains and Western Colorado.
My SUP brand of choice, whether it be on the rivers or the lakes is Hala Gear, who is hands down offers the best, most innovative, most reliable and most durable inflatable stand up paddle boards on the market, with an industry leading three-year warranty.
Skiing is the driving passion of my life. In the winter I am a Brand Ambassador for Liberty Skis, a ski company based in Avon, Colorado.
Liberty makes high performance skis rooted in functional innovation and respect for the environment. Liberty was the first and remains the only ski company to use bamboo in all of their skis and continues to manufacture every pair of skis using 100% wind power. Bamboo is strong, light, eco-friendly and gives Liberty's skis a unique stability and liveliness not found with any other material. Combining unique designs and the best materials available, Liberty hand builds skis to exacting standards, allowing Liberty to offer the best warranty in the industry at 3 years.
My mission is to spread the stoke of the Liberty Skis brand throughout western Colorado via social media and by working with local retailers. Don't hesitate to start up a conversation on the lift or take some runs with me, I love meeting and skiing with new folks and giving run down of all the amazing aspects of Liberty Skis!
#whatdoesyourjacketdo? The question I ask of every other brand out there. The never-ending hunt for the perfect jacket led me to Loki Outerwear. After purchasing my first Loki jack back in 2005, and after trying I few other brands, nothing compared. I joined the #lokitribe and never looked back!
Not just your average jacket, but truly the most innovative jackets in the world. Based in Grand Junction, Colorado, Loki Outerwear is a 20 year-old, local, family-owned outerwear manufacturer focusing on shape-shifting technology that provides protection from the elements. Loki Outerwear derives it's concept from Norse mythology, Loki is known as the shape-shifting god of trickery.
"Outerwear's Next Evolution. Loki was founded by the mountain climbing Anderson brothers in Colorado. Dirk and Seth wanted gear that would change with the weather for mountains and everyday adventure."
Loki is the first of a kind, integrating built-in features such as built-in mittens and face masks into all of their products. These unique features provide exceptional protection from the elements by keeping body heat contained into an all-in-one, continuous airflow throughout the body, through the finger tips. Loki eliminates the need for extraneous gear, such as gloves and neck gaters which prevents the loss of items while providing the most efficient distribution of heat throughout the body.
Constant reinvention and further innovation have led me to continuously wear Loki Outerwear for 10+ years. New features such as the built-in backpack which shifts the shape and functionality from a jacket to a back pack, and new built-in mitt features such as digi-ports adding easier access for individual fingers to function outside of the mitt, continuously lead me to the belief that no other jacket in the world can compare. Once you go Loki, you'll never go back!
Like golf for some, fishing is my number one, life-long, all time favorite hobby. I have always been an avid fisher-woman since before I can remember. Give me a worm, a grasshopper, a spinner or lure, a fly or even bare hands and I will pull a fish out of just about anywhere.
More recently I've taken an extreme liking to the old traditional Japanese style of fly fishing called Tenkara. Originating some 200 years ago, Tenkara, meaning "from heaven," is used for mountain stream trout fishing and is one of the most popular methods of angling among fresh-water mountain anglers in Japan. It is a very simple, no-hassle style of fishing consisting simply of a fly attached to a fly fishing tippet line, which is then attached to a tenkara level line or furled leader that is approximately the same length as the rod. All of this is attached to a 8-15 foot rod by a small string-like material called a lillian.
I became interested in Tenkara fishing after discovering how simple the whole process is, no reel, no excess of line to deal with. And more so because of how easy the rods are to transport. The telescoping rods fold down to just under two feet long and fit inside a light weight protective tube that can be stuffed anywhere. Tenkara is perfect for hiking to high lakes, backpacking, paddle boarding and packing around pretty much everywhere. I became Ambassador for the fly fishing company Wetfly because of their fishing and environmental ethics as well as their guiding principals. I am proud to share my fishing adventures and promote their Backcountry Series Tenkara Rods.