16 year old Ana first appeared on the paddling as a young child paddling in the back of a double surfski with her dad, Tom. She competed in several Canadian Downwind Champs like this. There has never been any question whether she would become a paddler. She lives, breaths and eats paddling. Ana is a member of the Bellingham Canoe and Kayak Team. Competing in events like the Canadian Downwind Champs, Gorge downwind Champs, The Perth Doctor and the Australian “West Coast Downwinder” Ana has a bright future in the paddling world. At last year’s Gorge Downwind Champs she 3rd place in Open Women and finished one spot behind Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Barton.