evo’s summer company picnic
25 Aug, 2008
Friday, August 22nd marked evo’s summer company picnic in Seattle and I made sure that was an event not to miss out on. evo is one of my favorite snowboard shops; I support them and try to purchase from them every chance I get. This trip I actually picked up some magazines and the new Casual Industries Swatter Tee from evo when I stopped by.
Earlier this summer I interviewed Gorio who I’ve known for jeez…10 years now and one of the things that came across in the interview was the people behind evo, to work with people you appreciate and value that makes your job better. When Molly invited me to the picnic I was stoked to get to meet more of the evo crew including Molly herself.
What came from this picnic was seeing this family of people who run a snowboard shop. It was just fun to hang out with them for the afternoon…I even stayed longer than I expected. It says a lot about where you work when you enjoy the company of your co-workers long after work is done.
The picnic was at Magnuson Park in Seattle, amazing location with a great view of Mt. Rainier. The evo crew set up the picnic area right near the water and a field to play around in.
evo supplied a couple boats to take people out wakeboarding on.
Gorio is the man. He’s the buyer for evo and one of my industry profile interviews earlier this month. He’s been my knowledge inspiration for the last 10 years.
As the sun started going down, we headed over to take the group photo for the company picnic.
I didn’t expect to see this guy there, but Rossignol’s Chad Frost was there fresh back from his trip to Europe. We talked about our old instructor days of Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass…some of which will never be mentioned on this blog.
After the group photo, Bryce Phillips the founder of evo said a few words to the group and that really cemented what a family the people at evo are. Then Molly stepped up for the evenings raffle of prizes to those who came.
Here’s Molly pulling the raffle prizes. She has the best title ever: STRATEGERY