What is the most important thing you have learned from a coach? I think the most important lesson I have learned is that as an athlete you are in control of your own decisions and your own goals. You can’t let responsibility or blame fall in anyone’s hands but your own.
Do you consider yourself a role model to younger ringette players and why? Yes I consider myself a role model to younger kids. Throughout the years I have been involved with a number of camps and teams. Currently, I am coaching the Edmonton U16 AA team, where I hope to inspire these young girls with the leadership from someone who grew up surrounded by the sport. I am also helping to initiate a U12 development program that teaches the skill development and fun of ringette, without focusing on the competition aspect.
If you could go anywhere and do anything, where would you go and what would you do? A dream of mine has always been to teach oversees in a place like Thailand or Cambodia, and work within the orphanage schools there. I think the power of teaching these kids through both education and sport will help them grow and give them the greatest opportunity to be successful in life.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Don’t take anything too seriously.” I think a lot of life is over stressed and the world has become to end driven that it is hard to take time to relax and enjoy the little things. As important as the destination is, you need to have a fun time getting there to make it worthwhile at all.
What is your favourite ringette moment and why? My favourite moment is winning the gold in provincials my second year Belle. The team was the most dedicated group of individuals I have ever had the honour of playing with, and we worked so hard to make reach that goal.
What is your favourite inspirational quote? “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” - Ghandi. I think it speaks to the personal motivation we should have in life and bring to everyday tasks. People are sometimes guilty of addressing the world with too much empathy, if ringette has taught me one thing, it is that your dreams are not going to magically come to you, it takes the desire to work for a goal to make anything come true.
|Regular Season Stats|
|2012-13 Season||Edmonton WAM!||21||3||10||13||10|
|2011-2012 Season||Edmonton WAM!||24||2||5||7||10|
|2010-11 Season||Edmonton WAM!||24||4||13||17||8|
|2008-09 Season||Edmonton WAM!||19||7||11||18||2|
|2011 Championship Finals||Edmonton WAM!||1||0||0||0||0|
|2011 Championship Consolation||Edmonton WAM!||3||0||3||3||6|
|2011 Championship||Edmonton WAM!||4||1||2||3||2|