My little friends call me Shay-shay.
I love…living life and by that, I mean feeling alive! Pushing myself to the limits to try new things, scare myself by trying something uncomfortable, and learning new things. I love spending time with family, friends, and my furry little loves. I love open roads, dirt trails, mountain vistas, and the wild & snowy woods. And I LOVE food…lots of food, but I favor chocolate and anything French.
I love running, hiking, cycling, paddling, and weight lifting, pretty much if it gets you dirty and sweaty, I love it. I LOVE to travel and explore other cultures. And I love learning languages. I'm nearly fluent in French and I am brushing up my Spanish but re-learning it with French as my native language. Next up…Italian. I hope to be a polyglot at some point in my life.
I’m game to try just about anything...every year I update my yearly and life bucket list. I strive to overcome my fears and push myself to try anything that scares me. I jumped off a 9k-foot mountain and paraglided down and took another step toward conquering my fear of heights by skydiving. I summited Mount Whitney with 9 new feet of fresh snow & altitude sickness and really tested my limits of mind and body. Post-hike I cried my eyes out because of how scared I was but also how proud.
I learned a lot about myself during COVID...I found meditation, stillness, the comfort of family, peacefulness, and contentment. I baked like crazy, focused on the positive, and pushed myself physically. I came out on the other side with immense JOY. I feel that the gift of family time, and finding peace in stillness was a blessing through this tough time.
Most of all, I love meeting new people and learning about their lives...this will hopefully include you! I absolutely love trying new ideas when shooting, and always want to include something crazy and exciting (especially when it involves mountains and lakes!).
xHiked Mt Whitney in Winter
xRun an Ultramarathon
xWatch the sunrise in the first point of the USA on January 1st
xJumped off a 9k mountain
Become fluent in French (so close)
Hike rim to rim in the grand canyon
Compete in a sprint triathalon
Run a World Major Marathon
Ultimately qualify for Boston!
Take a live peloton class in NYC