Hey Laura, how’s it going?
Everything is great, thank you. It has been a very exciting year of paintball for me. World Cup is just around the corner. I couldn’t be happier to be playing for and representing Social Paintball.
What have you been up to lately?
I’ve been working on many different things this year, especially since NXL’s Virginia Beach Open. As the owner of Levena Paintball, I am beyond excited to work on expanding our field. Making sure to spread the word about this amazing sport many of us love so much. As a paintball player I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me. For the rest of the season I will be playing World Cup for Social Paintball, as well as attending the West Coast Women’s tournament. This will not only be my first time playing on an all girls’ team, but will be the first time Levena paintball will be sponsoring its own team, Angels and Demons. In addition, I am extremely grateful for all the support I have received from Valken Sports and Warped Sports. They have treated me like one of their own, and for that reason alone I am thankful to have such amazing companies as my biggest influence in the paintball industry.
What have been your favorite moments from the season?
The moment when I tried out for a new team this past July. This is probably the hardest I have ever worked as a player. I am exited once more to have come across such great players and coach. Our coach has been great and an inspiration to me. His dedication and love for the sport has not gone unrecognized in my eyes, and I continually feel guided to learn from the best and be the best. As we speak, I am working hard to make it on the roster for next season. I have been a very fit person since high school, and as a current personal trainer I try to incorporate a lot of this knowledge into paintball. Fitness is extremely important in this sport and being a front snake player has kept me in the best shape of my life.
So when did you first start playing?
What brought me to play paintball is actually a very emotional story for me. I started playing in the summer of 2013 just less than a year after my brother passed away. He was not only an inspiration to me but was an amazing brother and father to my two gorgeous nephews. My grieving for him was the reason I started playing and is the reason I continue to play.
What was it like?
Its crazy how playing was such a distraction at first and has now become my true passion. I started getting more serious about the sport in 2014 PSP Dallas watching all the pros from the grand stands. Watching them compete gave me the chills and made me realize this is what I want to be doing. With that being said, 2015 has been a good year for me as it has set the beginning of my paintball journey. My passion for the game is definitely evolving and I’m very excited to see where it takes me.