Kaiya is 18 years old and just graduated from Wilson High School. She started to snowboard at the age of 4 on a small hill in Eastern Pennsylvania. Around when she turned 10, Kaiya started to race on a NASTAR course and fell in love with racing. The next year, she started to compete in the Mid-Atlantic USASA series. Before Kaiya joined the Ski Roundtop Race Team, her training consisted of hiding brushes on a hidden part of a dark trail at the ski resort she went to. Kaiya holds a national medal in GS and currently races in the Nor-Am and USASA circuits. She hopes to race at the World Cup level and at the Winter Olympics. Outside of snowboarding, Kaiya also plays saxophone for her high school’s concert band and competes in springboard diving.