Born and raised in Newport Beach, Calif., Chanelle came out looking for trouble. She started skateboarding and waterskiing at the age of two, soccer and swim team at four, and roller hockey at seven. Her dare-devil ways did not come without consequence. By the age of 12 she had already broken seven bones, avoided amputation, and had a plethora of stitches and bruises. After recovering from a two-year injury, she decided to put her skate skills to the test and finally learned how to snowboard. She used her birthday money to sign up for lessons at the local mountains, but skipped her third lesson because she was scouted by a brand that paid her entry fee for a slopestyle pro/am event.
Fast forward several years, an appearance on “The Triple Threat” – where she competed in a surf, snow, skate competition around the world with respected athletes like Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Todd Richards and Brad Gerlach – and an X Games Bronze Medal in 2007 proved her pedigree as a world-class athlete.
Chanelle has become a familiar face on the podium and in the media. When not competing, she spends her season filming around the world and doing some on-air work for the likes of ESPN.
Chanelle is the quintessential SoCal girl, with loads of talent, but with a consciousness for those things that matter beyond competition. She aspires to be a role model for a healthy active lifestyle who is conscious about her global footprint, and comfortably in tune with her feminine energy.