K.C. Oakley

b. 5/5/1988; Moguls – Born in Los Angeles, California, K.C.’s family moved to Piedmont, California when she was five. She went to Piedmont schools, K through 12, where she played soccer and volleyball.

Learning to ski at Squaw Valley when she was 6, at age 10 she joined the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team, where her cousin, Clay Beck, was head coach. K.C. skied all the freestyle events to start, even winning the all-around gold at the 2005 Junior Olympics, for the best over all performance in moguls, aerials and halfpipe, even bringing home the individual gold in slopestyle as well.

After graduating from high school, K.C. joined the freestyle team at Squaw Valley and started concentrating in moguls. Despite her ski career, K.C. also attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated in 3-1/2 years, with a degree in Psychology. While at Cal, K.C.’s best friend and sorority sister, Jill Costello, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Jill was coxswain for Cal’s Women’s Varsity Crew Team and never smoked. She died a year later, but also won numerous awards and accolades for her courage.

K.C. currently honors her friend by serving on the board of Jill’s Legacy, which she co-founded with several of Jill’s friends shortly after her death. After graduation, K.C. moved to Park City and joined the Park City Freestyle Team, and was named to the U.S. Ski Team in May 2011. Her first year on the team she won World Cup female Rookie of the Year, a bronze in moguls at the 2012 National Championships and gold in dual moguls.

She is currently also studying for her Masters of Business Administration at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and hopes for a future career in the sports business industry.