Meet Our Wright Training Ambassadors
Veronica fell in love with skiing at Squaw Valley, California where she began participating actively in the sport of freestyle moguls in her early teens. At 17, she qualified for the NorAm mogul tour and continued to qualify and compete on this tour for another 5 years. She’s also competed in US Ski Team Selections and the USSA National Freestyle Championships, where Veronica earned a 6th place finish in women’s dual moguls in 2014. Last season, Veronica transitioned to big mountain, and after only her first season was ranked 8th on the Americas Freeride World Qualifier Tour.
She recently graduated from Colorado College with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and French. When not skiing, she can be found rock climbing, mountain biking, or surfing.
Veronica appreciates the value of training to help prevent sports injuries and is looking forward to learning from the experts at Wright Training. With a planned regimen of intense workouts and lots of time on the mountain in Jackson, Veronica is aiming to win a Freeride World Qualifier 4-star event and earn a podium berth on at least half of this season’s competitions, which would put her in contention for the prestigious Freeride World Tour.
The product of an east coast up bringing and western love of the outdoors, big mountains and open spaces, Rachel landed in Jackson to hone her splitboard mountaineering skills in 2012. Since then, she has spent her winters chasing technical lines in the Teton’s, with descents in Alaska, Norway, and Colorado as well. After years of pushing her riding in the backcountry, along with some overuse injuries from competitive sports in her childhood, she came to Wright Training to correct muscular imbalances and loss of strength due to those. She is a full-time marketing strategist, as well as an athlete with support from Mammut North America, Skratch Labs and Karakoram BC.
I was born and raised in Jackson Hole and grew up competing in big mountain and slope. Eventually parting ways with competition, I begin to pursue the film scene. After a few season-ending injuries I started to find myself behind the lens when my body wasn’t fully healed. My relationship with skiing changed because of injuries but a new found love for filmmaking blossomed. Coming back from a traumatic brain injury I sustained skiing was an eyeopening experience, one that welcomed growth and encouraged self-preservation. Training with Wright Training not only aided in the return of my physical and mental health, but it helped me see a path beyond recovery.
Olivia is a Texan by birth but has called the mountains home since she was introduced to the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico at age 11. Raised in an active family, Olivia grew up playing every sport her school offered. After moving to Canada during high school, she also started training horses and snowboarding. After finishing an honors thesis on genetic testing for athletic performance (and a victory lap), Olivia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with degrees in Anthropology and Journalism – and an intense love for bikes and half marathons.
Olivia came to Wright Training in 2016 just before a cycling accident that left her with a broken arm, hand, and jaw. Thanks to the Wright Training team, she was back in the gym two weeks later and has since fully recovered and gotten back to what she loves: being outside. She’s spent the last five summers as a backpacking guide, mountain bike instructor and a wilderness medical professional in the same New Mexico mountains she fell in love with as a kid. When she’s not climbing, running, backpacking or on a bike, Olivia is in class taking prerequisites for medical school. She teaches snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and her goals for the winter include acing Outdoor Emergency Care (and the rest of her classes!), earning her cross with the Snow King Ski Patrol, and getting out into the backcountry as often as possible.