Who do you most admire, and why?
Probably my parents. They know how to work hard and play hard, and it is because of them that I have been able to accomplish what I did.
I also admire Erika and Johnny Heineken for their accomplishments in the kitesurfing, specifically racing, world. I've looked up to them ever since I started kiting and they both inspire me to do what I do.
If you were asked to give advice to someone who wanted to do what you do, what would you tell them are the three most important things to focus on?
I would say to focus on your own performance and how you can be better. If you put everything you have into accomplishing your goal, the final result will always be worth the work you put in, no matter what that result may be. I would also say just remember to have fun. You're doing this because you love it and enjoy it, right? So in those times of frustration and difficulty, just think about why you are doing this. Knowing your intentions help you focus on your goal.
What’s your connection to Sperry?
I love water sports and spend most of my time in the water. Sperry products are perfect for just that!