SHOE OF CHOICE
Marin County, CA
THE WHOLE STORY
Where are you from? What's your story?
I am born in Southern California and raised in Southern and Northern California. I’m proud to be a Californian! I fell in love with surfing when I was 7 years old. I have always felt a very strong passion and connection to the ocean and mother nature. I love Indosole for helping to save tires from going to landfills, which helps reduce our environmental footprint. And they are so comfy and easy! Footprint reducing shoes how funny… love it.
What do you do?
I like to describe myself as a high energy personable and friendly surf addict with a passion for food, wine, and the environment. I am a part time professional surfer. I am full time professional fun. I am a surf coach, event manager, and in charge of an organic olive oil company. I like to keep my professional life fun, diverse, and exciting, just like surfing. When I’m not working I enjoy volunteering my time with local environmental groups like 5 Gyres, Sustainable Surf, and It’s About Sea Life.
Favorite place to travel to?
Hawaii…live and love the ALOHA!
How have you impacted the community/environment?
When I was living in Mexico I taught my indigenous friends about the Great Pacific Trash Patch and explained that every single piece of plastic we stop from going to the ocean saves a fish or a turtle or a shark. We started picking up trash from the beach every evening and before we knew it all the kids on the block were helping, so there was not a piece of trash to be seen on the beach 500 yards north and south of our area. It was rad! I hate seeing trash on the beach. Hate it. Respect the beach.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to anyone who lives life in passion and in pursuit of dreams, who is constantly challenging themselves and keeping a smile on their face throughout the journey!
What are your plans in the near future?
To keep on living life in love!
Any sponsors or things to plug?
Proof Lab Surf Shop, Straight Up Chiropractic SF, Nation MFG, Body Rock Sport, Sustainable Surf and 5 Gyres.