What made you first want to wakeboard? The first time I ever saw wakeboarding was with my dad and a good friend of his, Scott Fader. He would come out in the boat with us, and this was when I was going through my tubing and kneeboarding stage. We never really skied much, but we just loved being out on the water. One day Scott brought over a wakeboard. I think I was about 13. Scott and my dad spent the whole day just trying to get up on this wakeboard. Throughout the day, I was saying, "Please let me try wakeboarding, please," and they kept saying, "You should stick to your tube and kneeboard. If we can't get up, you're never going to be able to." Finally, my mom stepped in and said to give me a chance. So they did, and boom, I popped up on my first try, and they couldn't believe it. I actually think they were kind of pissed off because they tried all day, telling me I was never going to be able to do it, then little old me popped up first try! After that, I was hooked, and the rest is history.