Interviews

Industry Profile: Park City Instructor Martin Drayton

Job Title: Snowboard Instructor, Snowboard Staff Trainer/Clinician, Buyer-Snowboard Shop, Board Tester (skate & snow), Freelance Snowboard Consultant, Professional Skateboard Slalom Racer. Employer: Park City Mountain Resort. Destination Sports/PC Park & Ride, Geckodecks. Years on snow: 25 years. Days on snow: Approx. 130 FULL days per season Currently Riding: BOARDS- Never Summer Raptor 159-2011, Neve...

22 Jul 6:36 AM 10 Read More...

Industry Profile: Transworld Snowboarding Associate Editor Ben Gavelda

Job Title: Associate Editor Employer: TransWorld Snowboarding Years on snow: 18, if you include a couple years of pizza wedging Days on snow: Never enough. Currently Riding: My office chair Currently I am: Staring at 1s and 0s [singlepic id=9723 w=600 h=400 float=] Photo:  Chris Wellhausen Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Ben: I am a quiet-Colorado-mountainman-hippie-snowboarder-intellectual-mus...

20 Jul 7:12 AM 9 Read More...

Industry Profile: Eastern Boarder's snow buyer Herb Grignon

Job Title: many Employer: Eastern Boarder Years on snow: 15 Days on snow: 30-40 Currently Riding: Skate Banana Currently I am: typing Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Herb: Born in 1972, Lifelong Massachusetts resident, married with an amazing daughter and black lab. [singlepic id=9167 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: How has snowboarding changed your life? Herb: It has allowed me to go place...

15 Jul 1:12 PM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Fuse Marketing PR Manager Leslie Kilgore

Job Title: PR Manager Employer: Fuse Years on snow: Since I was born Days on snow: Now, about 40 a year. In my past life, about 120 Currently Riding: The GNU B Pro-Barrett Christy’s Model. We had a rocky start, the board and I, but now she is my true love. I named her Indy. Currently I am: Stoked on summer and getting better at surfing, since I’m still a rookie on waves. Shay: Tell us a little bit ab...

13 Jul 10:00 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: MODA3 Manager Keith Lipski

Job Title: Director of Sketchy Dealings and Shady information – no, really I don't have a single title. Employer: MODA3 Years on snow: 16 Days on snow: Average of about 40 a year these days. Currently Riding: Burton Process w/ Malavita EST bindings. Currently I am: Cold chillin' in the cut. Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Keith: Born and bred in the Midwest, I've been working with MODA3 ...

08 Jul 5:27 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Never Summer Product Development Vince Sanders

Job Title: Product Development Employer: Never Summer Industries Years on snow: 29 Days on snow: 30 Currently Riding: Summit Custom Split, 2010/11 Heritage Currently I am: Working on a board graphic idea and soft goods for future development. [singlepic id=9239 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Vince: I was born in Denver, a fourth generation Colorado native. From a large ...

06 Jul 8:50 AM 11 Read More...

Industry Profile: Holden Owner Mikey LeBlanc

Job Title: The Boss, The Rider, The Producer, The comedian Employer: Holden, Snowboarding and Videograss Years on snow: 25 Days on snow: 40 this year, approx 1600 days total lifetime Currently Riding: An office chair Currently I am: Generally happy, AWAKE and making moves. [singlepic id=9233 w=400 h=299 float=] Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Mikey: I am a man of short stature, born and rais...

01 Jul 5:20 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: 686 VP of Marketing Kristin Cusic

Job Title: VP of Marketing Employer: 686/Westlife Distribution Years on snow: Wow, I can’t believe it but 19. Since 1991. Days on snow: Not enough, that’s for sure! Currently Riding: A few different boards – Omatic, Never Summer, Lib Tech and Elan, all different sizes and shapes, depending on the conditions. Currently I am: Sitting at my desk nursing a sore throat and a headache and wondering why catal...

29 Jun 7:59 AM 11 Read More...

Industry Profile: Method Magazine Reporter Edgar Lanting

Job Title: Web-Reporter Employer: Method Mag Years on snow: 18 including my childhood skier days Days on snow: about 40 Currently Riding: A Capita Indoor Survival 156 and an Omatic Extreco 157 with Unions and 32 Lashed boots Currently I am: Married and addicted to swiss cheese fondue! Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Edgar: Well, I’m 33 years old and live in the Netherlands with my wife and p...

24 Jun 8:30 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Draplin Design Co Aaron Draplin

Name: Aaron James Draplin, Age: 36 Job Title: Graphic Arts Category, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Color Correcting, Existential Wondering, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words. Employer: ...

22 Jun 6:38 AM 8 Read More...