Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, Allie spent all of her free time playing sports and exploring the outdoors. While first a skier, she quickly turned to snowboarding and never looked back! While attending the University of Virginia (2016-2020), Allie joined the club field hockey team and the ski & snowboard team. As a self-taught rider with no racing experience, joining this team was a new challenge for her and enabled her to really develop her riding skills, spark her confidence, and most importantly, foster many lasting friendships. Boarder-cross was her favorite event!
Allie spent her college summers working as an outdoor educator, guiding teens on month-long wilderness expeditions in Alaska. Over these years, she developed a strong appreciation for uncomfortable situations that challenge one to grow and push forward. In 2018, she signed herself up for a NOLS winter camping course in Wyoming, where she first learned to splitboard and slept in an ice cave for two weeks. Since this experience, Allie could hardly wait to come back out to the Tetons after college and play in these beautiful mountains every day.
Allie has lived in Jackson for 2.5 years now, working as a raft guide in the Summer and snowboarding and splitboarding every chance she gets in the Winter. She is very excited to be coaching for the Freeride Program for her first time this year because she loves nothing more than sharing her passion for the sport with others.
Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles
Member of the Virginia Alpine Ski & Snowboard Club at the University of Virginia (2016-2020)
Education and Certifications
B.A. Environmental Science & B.A. Global Studies, University of Virginia (2020)
Wilderness First Responder
AIARE Level 1