XGames medalist Chanelle Sladics can look back at a successful career of competing at the highest level of snowboarding. Originating from NewPort Beach, she defied the odd’s of becoming one of the best slopestyle riders in the world, leading the progression of the sport for many years with her solid tricks, laid-back style and playful competitiveness.

Chanelle is a woman who always have had her hands in multiple buckets, making her transition from being a professional athlete, to hosting and commentating for TV, web and live events nearly seamless. Her valuable insight and personal background from the playing field catapulted her into big gigs like sideline reporting  and commentating at prestigious events like XGames, Winter Dew Tour, US Open and The World Championships. She has truly made her mark with her comradely and “down to earth” approach, bringing out the most honest stories and bridging the gap between spectators and athletes.

Today, with a strong love for the mountains and oceans and a genuine drive to provide solutions, Chanelle started a reusable glass drinking straw company in 2010 with her family, called Simply Straws. By using her platform as a professional athlete to help educate and shine light on the environmental issues that plastic is causing, Chanelle can confidently say that she is a part of the solution.

Chanelle is also a certified yoga teacher and has been coaching at The Oakley Progression Sessions for over 5 years.  Her passion to teach and her quirky gypsy yoga vibes creates a safe space to get weird, try new things, and expedite the learning process. In an effort to expand her knowledge base and safety, she recently completed her Wilderness First Response certification. She doesn’t stop there- with a growing love for food and living a healthy vibrant lifestyle, Chanelle has immersed herself into the world of agriculture, specifically permaculture.  In 2013 she graduated her certificate course in permaculture design, a sustainable approach to both farming and architecture.

You can follow Chanelle on Instagram (@Chanellesladics) and check out her new website at www.chanellesladics.com to see her latest project and adventure!