Slater and I played soccer togeather right out of high school but didn't stay in touch when we moved off to college. We reconnected after college and bonded over our love of rugby and went on to play together for the next few years. We have had so many amazing, crazy, dangerous, adventures together we often joke that we're not allowed to hangout together without a chapperone. Slater has been an amazing friend thoughtout the years, more than I could have hoped to find, or ever wish for. She is strong, compassionate and most importantly not afraid to call me out. There was no question in my mind when it came to who I wanted to stand next to me as I take this step into my next greatest adventure.