La Isla proudly sponsors...
Malibu, CA/ Bozeman, MT- Currently Breckenridge, CO
What is the talent your being sponsored for?
My whole life I wanted to pursue a career in snowboarding. With the induction of slopestyle to the 2014 Winter Olympics my dream is quickly turning into a reality. Through hard work, dedication, training, time management, and people like you helping me along the way, I can achieve this goal of becoming the woman in the snowboard industry that I have always dreamed of being.
Growing up in Montana, I had time to focus on the simpler things in life. Taking ballet and playing soccer through my youth taught me dedication, which gave me the tools to pursue a career in snowboarding. I am now in a position in my life where it is so close that I can literally taste it, every little bit helps, and with support from my peers, friends, sponsors and family members I can achieve success.
Its like painting your own expressions on a mountain. Everybody sees their “canvas” differently and its exciting to be outdoors.
When I am not snowboarding I am…
Reading, traveling, and loving every minute of this beautiful life.
What are 3 things you like about La Isla?
1) I love that La Isla is involved with giving back- there is not enough of that in this world. 2) Its amazing that you can create jobs and help promote women working in Colombia. 3) The fact that the website and emails run on solar power, everybody should be doing that!
What is the last thing you read and why?
I read the FEARLESS MIND, because it helps keep my head on straight.
Is there anything you would like the world to know about you?
I am one of the most positive people you will ever meet.
What are the three most important things to you in your life?
My family, my friends, and my health
Name three people you admire most and why?
My mom- for being the rock that she is, and always being there for everyone around her. Mia Hamm- I played soccer my whole life and she has always been a huge inspiration for her perseverance and passion of sport. Anyone who truly loves what they do, and appreciates life inspires me.
Burton, Gatorade, Smith Optics, Canyons Resort, Lyke Watches, Saga Outerwear, Fydelity Stereobags, Snogression, Shred Betties, Phunkshun, Discrete Headwear, HitPLAYyoga, and of course LA ISLA!
Awards and Accomplishments:
* Invited to MS Superpark
* 2nd in US Open qualifiers
* 16th in the US Open (with a broken tailbone)
* 1st place at Word on the Streets Rail Jam at Seven Springs
* 4th in the Aspen Open
* Top 20 Grand Prix and Dew Tour
* 2nd place Cholula Triple Air
* Multiple firsts at rail jams
Check out her blog @ http://www.erikavikander.