In 2010 Lina discovered the sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) by chance, while visiting California. Since 2010 she has established herself as one of the world’s top female standup paddlers. She has built momentum with wins around the world in 2014, she became the ISA World Champion in Nicaragua (Distance), the "FASTEST FEMALE PADDLER ON EARTH" (2014and 2015), 2014 Battle of the Paddle Distance and overall champion as well as the Overall 2014 World Series World Champion. She is also the first Canadian female to complete Molokai 2 Oahu and the first Canadian SUP Champion (14ft). In 2016 she won the ISA World Championship Sprint race and became the first female to officially complete the Yukon River Quest (750km race).
In 2015 and now 2017 she has given birth to two beautiful children and has enjoyed her new life as a mother alongside her other careers. She hopes she can continue to motivate and inspire regular SUP enthusiasts or enthusiasts-to-be through her ability to connect as a mother, wife, friend, athlete, and teacher. Lina is also a certified school teacher and is a teacher at her local secondary school. When she’s not paddling, Lina loves traveling, mountain biking, trail running, backcountry skiing, adventure racing, and camping.