As a professional athlete with twenty years in the NHL, I’ve heard and seen it all. But, I didn’t start my career in luxe gyms and training facilities – I grew up in a small town in Canada where I groomed my hockey skills with countless road hockey games. These games grew with intensity and when I wasn’t playing the game, I was weightlifting or biking at my local rec center.
Simona was born in Riga, Latvia, and has been blessed to have been able to travel all over the world. From New York City to Israel, Alaska to Costa Rica, India, Cambodia and Belize, her experiences have been rich and filled with fascinating people, places, foods, colors and variety.