Q1: What was the first competition where you represented Team Canada? When was it?
2021 Senior World Championship
Q2: Did you compete in other sports before weightlifting? If yes, which ones and at what level?
I played competitive Volleyball for 12 years. I competed at the collegiate level for two years before transitioning to weightlifting.
Q3: Why do you compete in weightlifting?
I have always loved competing in sports and staying active. When I stopped playing volleyball I found weightlifting was a way I could stay active, and still compete in a sport. I love competing in weightlifting because the feeling of a successful lift on the platform is a feeling like no other. Additionally, the pursuit of technical mastery is highly addictive, and weightlifting provides an exciting and challenging way to pursue excellence in sport.
Q4: What do you most enjoy about training?
I Like working on weaknesses and finding out ways to get better. Heavy days are also fun!
Q5: What do you enjoy the least about training?
Volume training of any sort and clean and jerk complexes.
Q6: What are your short term goals for weightlifting (1-2 years)?
Continue to see progression in training and in competition and improve on every competition.
Q7: What are your long term goals for weightlifting? (3 + years)
Compete at the highest competition level possible.
Q8: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?
During my first international competition I had PR’s across the board.
Q9: What are your top 3 achievements in weightlifting so far?
Canadian Nationals Silver.
USA University National Champion.
Top 15 at my first World Championships.
Q10: Are you currently studying or working in addition to your weightlifting career? If yes, what are you doing?
I currently work full time as an architect in Vancouver, BC.
Q11: What are your plans after your weightlifting career is over?
Continue my Architecture career and spend lots of time with friends and family. Also, pick up the recreation sports I have put on hold to pursue weightlifting such as skiing, biking, surfing, waterskiing.
Q12: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?
Kendrick Farris. His energy is unmatched and I have always loved how much he pours back into the weightlifting community.