Olympic freeskier Amy Sheehan settled down in Wenatchee after competing for Australia in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
“This place definitely feels like home,” said Sheehan, who placed in the top 10 in the women’s ski halfpipe during the event’s Olympic debut in Sochi.
Sheehan transitioned to life after the Olympics seamlessly.
After Sochi, Sheehan married her coach and longtime boyfriend Chris Boghokian in 2015. The couple stayed in Wenatchee to be close to Boghokian’s family and the skiing at Mission Ridge.
She has also written and illustrated an inspirational children’s book featuring Sheehan’s “alter ego” Skier Amy.
“I really wanted to incorporate my love for the mountains and my love for hanging out with children,” Sheehan said.
The Olympian is also taking classes in elementary education and has dabbled in motivational speaking in the Eastmont School District.
“My adventure has been amazing,” Sheehan said.