Where you were born and where you live now?
Phoenix, Arizona, and now Austin,Texas
What is your occupation?
Product Development Director, and President of SUP Gladiator
Where do you SUP the most?
Lake Travis in Austin Texas
Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop?
Austin Paddle Sports
What paddleboard, surfski or OC do you ride most?
2016 Infinity Whiplash
Do you own any other paddleboards, surfskis or OCs and what kind?
14′ Riviera RP Downwind
What paddle do you use?
Quickblade V-Drive 91
Have you changed boards/paddles/equipment since you started? If so, why?
Many, many times. Always looking to move forward and try new things.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world to paddle, where would it be?
Namotu ,Fiji with Dave Kalama
Best piece of SUP advice you’ve ever received?
Nothing replaces time on water
Weirdest thing that’s happened to you while paddling?
Surfing with Great White Sharks at San Onofre
Favorite SUP nutrition? (During races/ during a long haul)
Ox Endurance. There is no second place.
Goals for this year?
Have more fun and paddle more often than last year.
Favorite post-paddle nosh (snack/beer/recovery drink)
Chipotle Burrito Bowl
Your favorite non-paddle thing to do.
Game of Thrones
What piece of SUP gear do you wish someone would invent?
A board designed to catch smallish lake waves
What’s your biggest challenge with SUP?
Finding time to paddle, since I work two jobs
What is your proudest moment in a SUP race or event?
Helping Shane Perrin set the Guiness World Record for most miles in 24 hours.
Tell us about the best friend(s) you made through paddling.
John Fox, Ryan Stephens, Joe Cerdas, Rob Rojas and all my SUP Gladiator Team Riders. They are all great friends.
What was your best SUP travel trip?