Stephanie has excelled at skiing despite being born with a rare birth defect, Congenital Hemidysplasia Ichthyosis Limb Defect (CHILD syndrome), which caused the left side of her body to be underdeveloped. When she was 9-years-old she was invited to the Camelback Adaptive Ski Champ in Tannersville, Pa., and was instantly hooked on the sport. Stephanie honed her love of skiing and became the US National Champion in Waterville Valley, NH in Slalom in 2012. In the 2013 Australian World Cup, she won gold in Slalom, silver in Giant Slalom and bronze. She was the US National Champion in Park City, Utah in 2014 in the Giant Slalom. Stephanie was named to the US National Team to compete in the 2014 Paralympics Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. She was the second youngest member of the US National team. Stephanie won two bronze medals in the Super G (with a time of 1:30.14) and Super Combined (2:23:13). In an article in the Citizens Voice newspaper, Stephanie stated: “I definitely didn’t expect to medal. I was definitely a rookie coming in. To medal alone, to finish the race(s), was an extreme honor for me because I was able to wear my country’s colors and represent the United States. Just to finish and get to the finish corral and see everybody was incredible enough.” During the 2014 Best of US Awards show, Stephanie was awarded Best Female Performance and Best Moment of the Games. Shew as honored with a parade in her honor upon her return home form the Games. She was named Pittston Person of the Year. Following her graduation from Wyoming Area High School, Stephanie will be attending King’s College. She resides in Harding with her family.