When I was a child I never could have guessed that I would be selling sausage for a living, much less loving every minute of it. I was an athlete my whole life, playing soccer at Mount Rainier High School before playing collegiate soccer at two different universities. My love of the game took me to Ecuador, Peru, and Germany to play on international teams before a back injury at age 26 cut my soccer career short.
Without the sport I loved, I needed to find something else that could challenge and fulfill me. Learning to sail was my next big passion, which allowed me to test my limits by sailing from Europe to Barbados as part of my journey home to Seattle.