Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Riedell 951s
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly Cushions
- Bearings: KwiK Swiss Nitride
- Wheels: Radar Speed Ray Wide 96A Gray
- Toe Stop: PowerDyne Jam Plug
- Gear Bag: Riedell Travel Bag
How many years you have been skating? 17 years
Where is your favorite place to skate?
I love skating at my home rink Westlake Skate Center – Dallas Texas
What is your favorite thing or memory about skating?
My favorite memory about skating is when Natalie and I competed for the first time together in 2008. The crowd reaction was something I will never forget. Also, this past year winning Pro Women’s Solo for the 5th year in a row and also taking home the Masters cup for the highest scoring skater.
Why do you skate Riedell?
I skate Riedell because Riedell is the most high quality, durable and comfortable skate around. The possibilities are endless and I have been able to come up with some of the craziest ideas for skates and with Riedell I am able to bring my ideas to life. When I skate in Riedell’s I am comfortable and light on my feet. I could not ask for a better product!
How did you get into skating?
Of course, I was a “rink rat” when I was a young teen and I began speed skating at my local rink. I was quickly introduced to dancing on skates at a small local competition we have here in Dallas called Social Skate. Later I found that there are skaters all over the country and I started traveling to different events.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of skating?
I LOVE teaching! Not only is it my job but it is my passion. There are some people in this world that were meant to be teachers and I honestly feel that I am one of those people. Watching my students face light up when they figure out a problem or watching them just enjoy coming to school is one of the most rewarding feelings I have ever felt. I also enjoy hip hop dancing, bowling, wake boarding & being active.