MY NAME IS K8 BUT YOU CAN CALL ME TOTZ
* Totz. I got the nickname after I created the twitter handle K8ertotz as a joke, but the name stuck*
California niño, grew up surfing and skiing. Played every sport in the book until I sold my soul for 11 years to be a professional athlete in a sport called Luge. I got recruited when I was 10 years old and at 15 I moved out of the house to pursue the Olympic pipe dream. A few concussions and broken bones later, I had the opportunity to race for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. I danced my way into the top ten and had the time of my life. Sochi was the last time I was on ice and I haven't looked back.
I graduated from Brigham Young University and had a solid run working part-time with a mic in hand for the Dodgers and NBC Sports. I just barely learned how to put on makeup so they were kind enough to put me in front of the camera for so many years.
When I wasn't in a weight room or in a classroom, I was living out of a backpack traveling to the corners of the world. Everything from hitchhiking in Patagonia, living in a treehouse, sleeping in the Sahara and even running with the bulls. Thankfully, I've always made it home in one piece. 33 countries, 3 bouts of food poisoning, 142 bug bites...and counting.
Documentary watcher. Expert wanderer. Mormon. Pursuer of life stories. Ex-professional sledder. Celine Dion singer.
Lover of all things Michael Jackson and fringe.
I want to go everywhere I've never been and meet anyone I've never met.