I was born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota where I grew up running and skiing with my parents and three sisters. I competed in cross country running, skiing, and track in high school, and began switching allegiance from running to skiing after joining Loppet Nordic Racing my junior year of high school. Following graduation from Wayzata High School, I moved to Alaska to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I skied for the Seawolves all four years and ran cross country for a season. An accounting major, I enjoy crunching the numbers almost as much as a long trail run or crust ski in the mountains. Highlights from my time at UAA include an appearance at the NCAA championships, two top-20 results at the 2020 US Nationals, and graduating summa cum laude.
20/21 was Michaela’s first year with the GRP and she is excited to keep progressing as a skier, race the Super Tour circuit, and to explore more of Vermont and the east coast. She’s a big fan of the local food in Vermont and is hoping to learn how to brew kombucha that rivals the legendary GT Dave’s.