Date of Birth
Lethbridge College, Lethbridge Alberta
Start in Racquetball: During one of my gym classes in grade 1, my teacher noticed that I was good at badminton, and she suggested that I start playing racquetball. She taught me the basics and that’s how it all started.
Best Racquetball moment: My best racquetball memory would have to be winning a particular match during the 2019 Junior World Championships. I was playing the 5th seed from Ecuador in pool play and had lost the first game 15-5. I won the second game 15-14, and then the tiebreaker 11-10 while also receiving a technical in the final moments of the match. It didn’t account for much since it was for seeding, but it was one of the matches I will never forget.
Non-Racquetball talents: I am a pro at making a grilled cheese sandwich.
What is something people might not know about you or find surprising? I had a pet parrot that flew away when I was very young. I had recently come to know that we actually named the bird ‘Budgie’ which was the parrot’s breed – very creative.
When you are not playing racquetball, you are probably? Studying when in university and spending time with friends, or playing other sports.
What advice to you have for athletes who want to play at your level? I think that it is important to have fun, great coaching, training partners, a positive atmosphere, and a good attitude for an athlete to excel.
Who has been important in your development as an athlete? First, I would have to thank my parents for supporting and travelling with me to nearly each and every tournament and event. Shanda McKnight introduced me to the sport. Milton and Coby Iwaasa really helped build my foundation and the core of my game. Currently I am working with Tim Landeryou. Mike McPhee and Rino Langelier, who have also been a tremendous help to my game. During my younger junior years many individuals were extremely supportive and continue to be helpful throughout my tournaments in Alberta and down in Montana.