ABOUT MELANIE WIGGIN
CITY YOU GREW UP IN: Oshkosh, WI
CURRENTLY LIVE: Leadville, CO
DATE OF BIRTH: 2/12/89
CURRENT PROJECTS OUTSIDE OF SKATING: Homeschooling, mother of 3 boys
HOBBIES: Riding anything sideways, snow, skate, wakeboarding, rafting, kayaking, fishing, hunting, cooking, guitar, violin, and reading
FAVORITE TRICK(S) BOARDING: 180 (working on getting back my 360), boardslide, jibbing, and grabs
FAVORITE TRICK(S) SKATING: ollie, allyupe 180, boardslide, manual, nollie, kicking and pushing
CURRENTLY RIDES: Motherboards
FAVORITE RESORT SPOT: A-Basin, Vail, Beaver, Breck, Ski Cooper, and Copper
FAVORITE SKATE SPOT: Stevens Point skate park, Leadville Skate park, and Woodward Barn
BEST STORY WHEN YOU WERE A RIVER RAFTING GUIDE: Oh boy! Well, once on the Clear Creek my fellow guide got stuck on the old box rapid (which has now been rerouted) and a crane operator from the highway construction crew swung over and unpinned him. My other one would be when I went with my mom, little brother and college friend, but we were in separate boats and had to paddle to the boy scout camp to rescue my mom and brother from the upcoming class iii-iv rapids! lol!!
BEST BOARDING INSTRUCTOR STORY: Well my best day was when I got this military guy as a private lesson, and since he was such a quick learner we got to tour all of A basin. I even ducked the ropes to show him some of the huts in the woods. He gave me over $100 tip and it's very uncommon, for some bad etiquette reason, to get a tip as a snowboard instructor! lol!
FAVORITE QUOTE: light-hearted, "...it isn't the thing you do, dear, It's the thing you leave undone Which gives you a bit of heartache At the setting of the sun. ~ Margaret E. Sangster” heavier, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ~ St.Paul to the Ephesians."
FAVORITE MUSIC: (podcasts with Disco Music for snowboarding lol!), Allman Bros., Railroad Earth, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Talking Heads, and No Doubt.
ANYTHING ELSE: Praise be to God Always! AD JESUM PER MARIAM