Made it to Portillo Chile where I will be training with my teammates on the US Adaptive ski team! Always an honor to get to travel train and compete with these fine folks as well as represent not only my sponsors but the USA. Thank you NetCracker and High5sFoundation!
After leaving the movie theatre late at night, from watching probably the greatest movie ever! I was driving on the highway and on my way home I saw a man walking beside the road. Being super tired from dry land training, fishing, then working. I wasn’t feeling generous. But after I passed him my conscious gave me a tug and I knew I needed to turn around. So i did. After I picked him up, to my surprise, he knew my name. He knew I skied and he said I had picked him up about 4 or 5 years earlier, gave him some cash and that ride had made the biggest difference for his life. He would never forget me or my name. After i dropped him off at his home. I couldn’t hold back the smile and the tears are still trying to escape. I helped this man get back on his feet and now he’s standing on his own. All I know, is I don’t regret turning around to pick him up. I’m happy i did it, and I think he just made the bigger difference in my life.
Summer time in Alaska! Getting a short time to relax and see the family, fish and enjoy the beautiful scenery. No place like Alaska! Radio DJing every time I get the chance. Hitting the gym for dry land training daily. Before heading off to Chili and Austria for training. Animals in the photos, YellowEye Rockfish, Halibut, Sculpin, and the ever so infamous #seamonster Wolf Fish. In the photos, Christian Kurka, Michelle Mason, Dan Hepler.