What do you do for a living? I am a Mechanical Engineer, working at the Happiest Place on Earth. But I like to think of myself more as a Professional Mathmagician.
What’s on your current music playlist? As per standard protocol, I am still obsessed with anything in the Hellacopters vein, and Nicke Andersson’s current musical incarnation Imperial State Electric. I’ve also been on a 60’s garage kick lately.
What is a pet peeve of yours? I don’t have many pet peeves, except for fake people. I encourage others to have integrity and take ownership of who they are. All we have is this life, and it shouldn’t be spent trying to mold yourself into what other people want you to look like, want you to be or want you to do. Just do you.
Snack of choice? Anything in Joy’s jacket pockets. Oh! Also potato chips with ruffles, ridges, waves or intriguing geometry of any kind. More surface area = more crispy chip-y goodness to enjoy. Snack science….My cat Peanut’s favorite snack is Cheezits. That’s important to note.
If you were a crayon color, which one would you be and why? Sparkle. Can I be the sparkle crayon?? Because sparkles!!!
Who inspires you? I am inspired by people that are unaffected by the challenges that face them, and push ahead to their goals despite adversity- and do so with a smile and a badass positive attitude. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by so many amazing men and women that do just that. Their journeys inspire me to keep on truckin’ every day.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by the unknown. Do I know how to solve that Dynamic Analysis problem? Nope. Let’s find a nerdier calculator. Do I know how to get to the next hidden gem of a campsite in the middle of nowhere? Nope. Let’s ride until we find it. Do I know how to play that radical Jack Bruce bass line? Nope. Let’s rehearse for as long as takes to figure it out. Can I scrape peg and drag my knee around that sweet turn? Hell no. Let’s Photoshop the heck out of the riding photos so it looks like I can. (Just kidding…) But you get the idea. There is always another question, always another unknown- the pursuit of which will never end.
Why is wearing technical riding apparel important to you? Once you have biffed it hard on a motorcycle, be it in dirt or asphalt, you know how bad it sucks. No one should ever have to go through the misery that is recovering from needless and avoidable moto injuries.
What is the most important thing to you when choosing something to ride in? Real talk: It has to look good. I won’t wear gear that doesn’t follow suit with my own personal taste, and style of the motorcycle. In the immortal words of Dana Carvey as Prez Bush Sr., “Not gunna do it…”
What makes you interested in being an ambassador for Atwyld? I am beyond excited to work alongside women that have the same passion for riding as I do. These gals know and understand the void in women’s motorcycling gear at a cellular level, because they live it every day. Together we can prove that it is possible look and feel amazing on our bikes and know that above all, we are protected.
What do you think of when you hear the word Voyage? Voyage means into charging into uncharted territory, dismissing the fear of the unknown, and embracing the void on the other side.
What do you think when you look up at a night sky full of stars? I think of how there is SO much more out there than we know. The paradigm is that we will never know if we don’t adventure into the unknown.