Coming soon: Industry Profiles 2009

12 May, 2009

Have you ever been curious about working in the snowboard industry, how to get in or what experience/background you need? Last summer the Industry Profile series was born and from June to September thirty people in the industry were interviewed for their various roles and experiences on how they got into the industry.

For summer 2009, this series continues on and starting in June every Tuesday and Thursday you will find a new interview on
There are people in every type of job, from every type of background who help contribute to the snowboard industry. This summer you’ll hear from interviews with coaches to athletes, large magazine editors to smaller magazine editors, pro riders from CA to UT, action sports bloggers, product designers from various companies, owners of companies, shop managers to shop owners to shop kids, action sports events coordinators to lawyers, web designers to writers.

I found that I always wondered what mattered more in the snowboard industry…education vs experience. You’ll hear from industry people what their thoughts are.

If you missed last summer’s Industry Profiles check them out!

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  2. VancityAllie
    May 12, 2009

    Can’t wait! This is a great idea Shay 🙂

  3. hoon
    May 15, 2009

    yah industry peeps… btw call me paranoid, but i don’t think you should display your full name on the interweb… there are a lot of scary folks out there like rumorator… 😀

  4. Shayboarder
    May 15, 2009

    haha Hoon, I thought about that, but I have a very common name (goggle it you’ll see) that’s already associated with on linkedin, transworld business and at the bottom of every page on the blog. I’ve told many people that i’m not really stalker material anyway.

  5. hoon
    May 15, 2009

    dude i tried looking (stalking) for you on goggles… didn’t work. 😛