A New England girl born and raised in Coastal Maine, Mandy moved to the Island of Oahu, Hawaii five years ago and is living out her diving dream in the warm Pacific waters. At the young age of a year and a half, Mandy started her aquatic journey with swimming lessons. By the age of five, she was competing on her local age group swim team, Sanford Titans, in Southern Maine. She swam with the Titans throughout grade school, junior high and high school.
Mandy started Scuba diving when she moved to Hawaii in 2009. She loved being underwater so much, she worked her way up to a PADI Dive Master in Hawaii and Belize. In winter/spring 2014 she took FII Level 1, 2 & 3 and immediately found a new passion. When she is not busy creating maps as a Geologist in Oahu, she is spending her time in Oahu and Kona, training, swimming and enjoying the Hawaiian waters.
In May 2014, Mandy competed in her first freediving competition at the Caribbean Cup in Roatan, Honduras. She had an amazing time and learned a great deal from some of the world's top freedivers. She combined the knowledge she gained in Roatan, together with previous training from her Kona freediving Ohana, and was very happy with her performance in June. She achieved the top women's scores at her second freedive competition, Kona Paradise 2014. Since the competition in Kona, she has been continuously training and has secured new personal bests in all three disciplines.
"I find a unique balance of inner peace and personal challenge with freediving and I look forward to continuing to learn, grow, and excel in this amazing sport. I am so excited to represent my country during the World Championships and be part of TEAM USA!"