I was born on the Isle of Lewis and lived there until I was 9 years old before moving to Stirling. I always loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time fishing, then playing rugby and I have had a passion for Mountain Biking since 2004. After always wanting to try it, I got into Snowboarding when I started University and tried it just twice before the accident.
On the 7th March 2011 while on my bicycle I was hit by a car speeding at over twice the speed limit in a 30mph zone. I lost my right leg below the knee and suffering a traumatic brain injury with attention, concentration and memory difficulties.
I returned to Fort William to finish my degree in Adventure Tourism Management and gained qualifications in Mountain Bike coaching and Leadership, alongside managing a compensation case with numerous legal medical assessments over 6 years as well as my own rehabilitation and personal goals.
Since Winter of 2018/19 I have been a member of the Great British Para Snowboard team competing in snowboard cross and banked slalom competitions at a World Cup level and aiming for the 2022 Beijing Paralympics.
Along the way I have volunteered with a number of organisations such as Disability Snowsport UK and Active Schools, encouraging younger generations and people with varying abilities into discovering the benefits that the outdoors brings.
I had the privilege of running with both the Olympic Torch in 2012 and the Commonwealth Baton in 2014.