Tori joins us for her first official season this year as a J&B coach, and we couldn't be more excited! Famous for her cow costume at last years Moustache Olympics, we know she'll be sure to keep everyone laughing on the hill! Welcome Tori!!
GET TO KNOW TORI:
What is your background in freestyle skiing?
My first trek into the mountains was as a baby in my father’s backpack, then I joined Nancy Green and found out that my all time favorite runs were the double black moguls, so when I was nine I switched to Southern Alberta. I skied with the team until 2007 and then I joined the Alberta Freestyle Team. After a year I retired to focus on my education and score a spot in University!
Years on skis: 14
Years competing: 8
What coaching courses have you taken?
FIS Level 1
What is your proudest ski career moment?
I took an insane crash on one of my largest jumps for my first comp jump at a Jr. Nationals. I swore I wouldn’t try it again, but my coach talked me into it, convincing me that I would be so proud when I landed it. Finally, I believed him, flew off of the jump, nailed the landing, and snagged second place!
What was your biggest struggle during your competitive career? Jumps! I absolutely hated jumps. Moguls were a total blast, but those two jumps in every single darn mogul course were so frustrating and were a constant battle.
Did you have a competition rituals?
Listen to music and dance! For my warm up I’d go boot skiing and run back up the hill.
Do you have a skiing philosophy?
I’m a technical person by nature, so I love skiing every run with a purpose, focusing on a different technique or skill.
What are you doing outside of coaching?
I’m an engineer in oil and gas, I volunteer with an awesome organization called Momentum, and I have all my hobbies like climbing, reading, camping, guitar, soccer, volleyball… this is a never ending list.
What are you goals as a coach?
Ultimately I want to motivate youth to learn to overcome fears. That skillset is valuable for all walks of life and it has truly helped me with my career, education, and overall happiness. I want kids to find their passion and explore different aspects of life.
Why did you decide to coach for Southern Alberta Freestyle?
I started in Southern when I was 9 years old, I was psyched to be able to come back to the team that kickstarted my life!
Who is your role model?
Sallie Krawcheck, she is an incredible woman who was invited to leave her powerful position at a financial company for fundamental differences in business perspective, primarily for lobbying to the board to reimburse clients for flopped investments. She did what was morally right, and lost her job because of it. Now, she has launched an investment fund that focuses on women-friendly companies, and targets women as investors.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Transformation! I’d be able to transform into any animal that could have the skillset that I need at that particular time. A fly for when I need to be stealthy, shark for when I need to be feisty, and a darling puppy for when I need cuddles.