Profile

Born: July 16, 1990

Birthplace: Warren, Michigan

Height: 5’5″

Level: Senior

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

College: Wayne State University

Training Town: Artesia, Calif.

Coaches: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard

Former Coaches: Lindsay O’Donoghue, Maria Moscato

Choreographers: Karen Kwan-Oppegard (short program and free skate),
Peter Oppegard (free skate)

Former Choreographer: Jodie Tasich

 

FAVORITES

Spin: Death drop
Jump: Quad Toe
Female Skaters: Michelle Kwan, Caroline Zhang
Male Skaters: Alexei Yagudin, Evan Lysacek, Scott Hamilton
Pair Skaters: Shen/Zhao
Ice Dancers: Davis/White
Actresses: Zooey Deschanel, Melissa McCarthy
Actors: Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Movies: The Great Gatsby, Back to the Future, Bridesmaids
TV Shows: House Hunters International, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles
Books: The Great Gatsby, Shantaram, Angels & Demons
Magazine: GQ
Musician: Britney Spears
Color: Blue
Animal:  Dog
Food: Pasta
Drink: Water
Cities: Paris, Rome
Quotes:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia
“The one who wins all the time is great and powerful, but the one who had been trampled on and fallen is who I admire the most.” – Michelle Kwan

 

FUN FACTS

I have a rescue dog and named him Kingston after competing there for 2010 Skate Canada.
Every day I use a Mickey Mouse and Pluto tin lunchbox that I got for my 22nd birthday.
I’m a skating coach at the East West Ice Palace where I also train.
My favorite historical figure is Marie Antoinette.
I’m sort of a bookworm, and by sort of, I mean I love reading all the time.
My sister and I got matching tattoos that say “Together Forever” in Sanskrit.
I want to move to Paris one day.
Caroline Zhang and I put Disney music on during freestyles and make up crazy, fun programs.
It was a sad, sad day when my Disneyland pass expired! I’m trying to save up again!
I’m not that exciting, so I had to ask my friends to help me with my fun facts!!