Have been skating for how long: 18 years (2 years on quads, competitively racing since 2001) and am a Certified Skate Instructor.
Equipment Brand and Type: Bont boots and 3-point frames and Am-Wings (22mm race), Bont wheels (training), and Storm Surge (rain) wheels with Zero Drag bearings
Life Philosophies: The Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Sunrise
Favorite Skating Event: North Shore Inline Marathon
Awards/Competitive Wins: Many wins and age group placements. Proudest win: 2004 Great Skate of Texas - hawking Tonya Guadiz at the line for the win!
Most Memorable Incident: Being the 1st female skater to climb Mt. San Miguel on inlines in Colombia in 2010 and nearly passing out twice on the way to the top.
What do you get from Skating: A sense of freedom, inner-strength and family.
Would like to do this Year in Skating: Improve my time at the Silver Strand race in San Diego in November.
Coolest Accomplishment: Living a fulfilled life. And never DNF'ing in any race that I have entered (over 130 outdoor races)!
Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Equestrian (combined training), Arts and Crafts, Horticulture, Adventure Racing, Mountain and Road biking, Kayaking, Baseball, Fencing, Triathlon, Swimming
Favorite Skating Gadget/Tool: When in need, the T-wrench!
Mentors: Steve Krolczyk (deceased, formerly of the Clear Lake Rollers) and Robin Yount (former MLB player with the Brewers)
Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Take a lesson from an experienced skater. Also, learn to skate with the love of skating and you'll stick with it.