Birth Date: November 30, 1991
Current Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Sponsors: Slackline Industries
Slackline Discipline: Trickline, Highline, Longline
When did you start slacklining?
What kept you hooked?
It was something no one else did and it helped me stand out from the crowd.
What is your proudest accomplishment in slacklining?
Starting Platty slack at SUNY Pittsburgh, the biggest college slackline club in the country! I think it has been one of the most successful parts of my slackline career.
How has Platty Slack been able to produce so many good slackliners?
The first key was having a group of people who love to hang out with each other and progress their skills, but the other half of it was making sure we were outside every single day having sessions!
What discipline of slacklining did you start with?
When I started slacklining there was no differentiation between tricklining, highlining and longlining. So when I saw someone do something on the line I just wanted to do it, whether it was highlining, waterlining, or backflips it was all the same to me. So I developed skills in all disciplines I guess you could say.
What kinds of lines are you into nowadays?
I’ve moved away from tricklining and I’ve and working on walking longer and loser highlines to catch up to the crazy progression of highlining. Lines are just getting longer and looser and it’s inspiring me to try to keep up!
What’s your favorite trick or your favorite line?
Lost arrow spire is my favorite highline, and the “French Pastry” is my favorite trick.
Do you have any advice for all the new slackliners out there?
Find good people to slackline with and then just practice whatever is interesting to you. There’s no wrong way to slackline, so just specialize on what you love.