In honor of Mother’s Day we’d like to spotlight (3) “Rad Moms”—Tina Basich, Megan Pischke, and Barrett Christy—who have all been involved with B4BC since our initiation in 1996. We’ve always looked at these ladies as “Super Women” and now they’re also “Super ‘Rad’ Moms”!
On and off the hill Tina, Barrett, and Megs have been a constant source of inspiration, light, and support to not only us, but to many women worldwide.
Today we’re going to honor “Rad Mom”, Megan Pischke-Porcheron. Megs is a North Face and GNU Snowboard athlete who in recent years has spearheaded our Survivorship Fund ReTreat’s. Married to professional snowboarder, David Carrier Porcheron (DCP)…Megs and family lead an incredibly active lifestyle!
Where do you reside?
Squamish, BC, Canada
Leighli and Reef
Current Involvement with B4BC?
Big supporter, big FAN, BIG LOVE!!
I am also helping to coordinate future upcoming ReTreats for some breast cancer survivors and their family and friends…stay tuned!
After all of these years why is it still important for you to stay involved?
I was (and still am!) so blessed to have such fantastic mentors growing up, I want to give some of that back. And some of the best advice I received was to take charge and initiative of your own life/health, B4BC promotes this everyday to so many young people, and others!
How do you create a healthy active lifestyle for your kids/family at home or on the road?
Well active is easy- my husband and I love the outdoors, and to be outside as much as possible- and we go crazy sitting still (although there is something to be said for being still sometimes!) And we travel to be outdoors, for both work and pleasure. We are blessed to live such a lifestyle, and I would like to think all this in turn “creates” health for our children. We usually travel with Leighli’s bike on road trips, and its great to get her to burn some energy at rest stops on her bike. And its always an adventure where ever we go. Sometimes that means in our backyard of course!
Are your little ones shredding yet?
Leighli has been snowboarding with us since she was two, and now at five cruises the hill, and of course loves pow! She also started surfing this past year, and its really boosted her confidence in swimming by being connected to her board..Im sure Reef will be the same, wanting to be with us on the hill and in the water.
Has having kids changed your perception on how you live your life?
Yes and no…I think that having kids changes your perception regardless, and in the best circumstances the way you live your life, they are such a gift! And its definitely a lot less “me”. Although I learned early on with my first child, that it may be less me time, but oh so important to not becomes something different than when I made this child. I mean, you will always change and shift through life, but deep down there are parts of me I don’t want to change to be something I (or others) think I should be. So making sure that somehow, someway, I still can do my things like yoga, surfing, snowboarding and just plain Megs time (even if that time is after they are all in bed, I am dead tired, and its five minutes before I pass out!). In my world, this is how I can be the best mom. I will admit its really challenging now with two, life can sometimes be one massive scrambled list of organizing and balancing, but I am so thankful for a very supportive family, husband and friends network who all support me to continue to live the life I want to, and very happy the kids are so happy and content just coming along for the ride!
*Megan is supported by the following sponsors: The North Face and Gnu Snowboards
Photo (1 & 2) Credit: Rebecca Amber
Leighli catches her first wave, while dad aka DCP (Megan’s husband) smiles proudly from behind!
Photo credit: Jeff Curtes