What is your favorite paddling spot?
Cowell’s Beach and all around the Santa Cruz Wharf.
Why did you decide to participate in the Bay for Breath Crossing?
When I’m on the ocean, I feel profoundly connected to the planet itself. Once I heard about the Bay for Breath Crossing, I knew I had to do it. The dedication of last year’s paddlers, the spirit of the fundraising, and the intensity of the physical training all called to me. This is just the kind of challenge that makes me feel alive and in a state of gratitude. I am especially excited (and just a little nervous) to paddle over the Monterey Canyon, where it’s said you can feel the depth of the water in the very center of your being.
Do you have a personal connection to Cystic Fibrosis or The Living Breath Foundation?
I have been touched by everything I’ve learned about Melissa, though I never met her. I would like to support those with CF and their families through the Living Breath Foundation.