Chandra Crawford – Calgary, Alberta
President and Founder, Fast and Female Canada
Chandra Crawford is a music-loving mountain girl born and raised in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. In 2005, along with her teammates, she started Fast and Female to meet the next generation of ski racers and “inspire and be inspired.” In 2006 Chandra won Olympic Gold in cross-country skiing and captured the hearts of Canadians when she belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium. In 2014 she retired from competitive ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team where she visited the world cup podium 7 times. She graduates from the University of Calgary in 2016 with her Masters in Business Administration, a degree that is really enhancing her ability to take Fast and Female to new levels. In the summer of 2016, Chandra is expecting her first child with her husband Jared Poplawski. Her main interests beyond Fast and Female consist of doing the following activities with friends, family and her golden retriever, Stella: running, road biking, yoga, camping, dancing, reading, languages, eating seafood, travel, concerts, and any kind of adventure out in the mountains.