Hometown: Reno, NV (born in Firenze, Italy)
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I was introduced to Stand-up Paddleboarding on the crisp, blue waters of Lake Tahoe. I was captivated from the very first paddle stroke. The feeling of standing and gliding over water, while being able to see through it, was just magical. When I later discovered whitewater SUPing, it literally changed my life. The added challenge of negotiating the river environment while trying to stand through rapids has become my greatest obsession.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… The body of water you’ll most likely find me on is a river near you.
Which boards I’m riding?… I’m currently riding the Carbon 12’ 6” Nass on flatwater and the 9’ 6” Atcha in whitewater. Because I’m biased to SUPing on rivers the Atcha is my favorite board.
Next dream paddling adventure… It’s difficult to nail down my next dream paddling adventure, as I am always scheming something up. Second on the list to returning to the Soča River in Slovenia (Summer 2018), is exploring the whitewater scene in Mexico and/or Chile.
What do I do when I’m not paddling? When I’m not paddling I’m either working to fund my next paddling adventure, or I’m planning my next paddling adventure.
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