Originally from Waterbury, VT and after graduating from University of Vermont with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Roy headed out west to pursue the dream of being a professional free-skier. In 2006, Roy suffered a life-changing injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down and was the catalyst to the creation of High Fives. Roy turned the financial and community support of his own recovery into a ‘pay-it-forward’ adventure with the creation of High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. He was named the “spirit inspires” award from Disabled Sports USA in 2011, and once held the World Record for the most high fives in a 24 hour period. He lives in Reno, NV with his partner, Alana Nichols, and son, Gunnar, and enjoys finding fun in everything he does - biking, skiing, surfing, and everything outdoors.