Hannah "HK" Chartier slashing while wakesurfing on Lake Austin.
Babe Shredder is stoked to announce the addition of two new Chapter Leads in Colorado, Hannah "HK" Chartier and Ali Gates. The babes join Chapter Lead, Courtney Kenny, based in Grand Junction, to bring the Babe Shredder presence to Colorado's Front Range. HK and Ali met in Austin, Texas, where both were active in the Babe Shredder Texas chapter wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and barefoot waterskiing. Both women bring unique backgrounds to the Babe Shredder organization, but both are excited to bring the stoke to all women wanting to get outdoors!
HK originally fell in love with Babe Shredder back in her hometown of Austin when the Texas chapter formed around ladies nights at the local cable parks. She was fortunate enough to grow up around the lakes and hills of central Texas and considers herself a freshwater mermaid at heart - getting to wakeboard, waterski, surf, rock climb, and hike year-round. In recent years, she's added scuba diving and inline skating to her short list of favorite hobbies. Since recently moving to Denver, she has taken advantage of the natural climate and landscape to improve her snowboarding skills and looks forward to growing the Colorado Babe Shredder crew!
If she's not out exploring, you can generally find HK with her dog, Moose, propped up in a hammock somewhere with a view. Follow her adventures and photos of Moose on Instagram at @hkayyyyy
Ali Gates preparing to compete at WWA Regionals Central in Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Ali Gates is a Colorado native recently returned home after living in Austin, Texas for two years. Ali connected with Babe Shredder at the local cable park for Ladies Night and was drawn to the community, athleticism, and positivity of the group - attributes she strives to bring to the Colorado Chapter. An avid lake lover, Ali began competing in wakeboarding in her home state in 2016, and added to her repertoire in Austin with cable riding, wake surfing, and barefoot waterskiing. Ali's passion is to not only promote women in outdoor sports, but also encouraging them to compete, so Babe Shredder is a natural fit for her energy and enthusiasm. Ali balances her lake time with mountain biking, alpine touring, sand volleyball, rock climbing, and snowboarding, and enjoys throwing new activities into the mix, as well. Find her on Instagram at @AliGOutside
Colorado Babe Shredder Chapter Lead Courtney Kenny crushing it bouldering in Western Colorado.
The Babe Shredder Colorado Chapter is already planning a summer of stoke, and is hosting the First Annual Babe Shredder Fall Retreat in Moab, UT October 2-4, 2020. This is a free event to bring Babe Shredders together for a weekend of climbing, mountain biking, yoga, and community. You can join us by signing up on our Eventbrite page - more details to come! Look for more meet-ups and events posted regularly on our FaceBook page, and we look forward to seeing you out there!