Teena grew up in Ladysmith, BC riding horses competitively and playing the usual tall person sports: basketball and volleyball. When she moved to Vancouver to pursue an undergrad degree at UBC she discovered rowing and quickly fell in love with the sport.
Teena completed her Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems in 2011 which included two summers spent volunteering overseas, one in Swaziland and one in Peru. She spent the 2011/12 school year in Paris working as an aupair before returning to Vancouver to begin a Masters of Kinesiology, Coaching Science while returning to full time training and racing with UBC Rowing.
Highlights of her time at UBC included several medals at CURC’s in the 8+ and 2- as well as traveling to various regattas outside of Canada. Her full-time work at St. George’s School began 2013 while completing the Masters and using the final year of university athletics eligibility.
She now enjoys staying fit through other activities, including cycling and as much hiking as possible!