Interviews

Industry Profile: Dangerzone's Joshua Parker

Job Title: Web Guy Employer: Easy Loungin, Porters Tahoe, and Tahoe Dangerzone Years on snow: 13 Days on snow: 116 this season Currently Riding: Capita Horrorscope 153 with Union Contacts, Capita Indoor Survival FK 152 with Union Forces, L1 Outerwear, Nike Kaiju Boots, Ashbury Kaliedoscope Frames with Warlock Straps, Coal Beanies, and Comune and Beta Unit Clothing Currently I am: Rehabbing my knee that I b...

17 Jun 7:18 AM 12 Read More...

Industry Profile: Remind Insoles Founder John Makens

Name: John Makens Job Title: CEO Employer: REMIND INSOLES, INC. Years on snow: 20 Days on snow: 100 Currently Riding: Rome snowboards design 162 Currently I am: Getting new tires put on my truck. [singlepic id=9164 w=400 h=431 float=] Self-Portait Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself John: I grew up in Minnesota. Gradually made my way west to bigger mountains. For the past 8 years I’ve resid...

15 Jun 7:47 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Magical Go-Go Co-Founder Sarah Cameron

Job Title: Co-Founder, Co-Owner & Co-Director of Magical Go-Go® and POM POM® Employer: Magical Go-Go, LLC (POM POM and Magical Go-Go) Years on snow: Since I was 4…wow, that means 31 years. Yikes. Days on snow: As many as I can get. With 2 kids in tow we're now weekend warriors but are also able to get out for some night riding during the week which is always fun. Makes you really appreciate the time...

10 Jun 7:28 AM 6 Read More...

Industry Profile: Arbor Sales Manager Charlie Ninegar

Name: Charlie Ninegar (pronounced like vinegar) Job Title: Snowboard Sales and Marketing Manager Employer: Arbor Years on snow: My first trip was around 1993 Days on snow: Lifetime? No idea. This year: 30+ before I dislocated my shoulder riding. Currently Riding: I think the 2011 Coda is the best board I've ever ridden. Our System boards kept me off camber 95% of the year, but there's something extra spe...

08 Jun 5:53 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Sequence Boardshop Manager Spenser Johnson

Job Title: "Manager" is what you might call it Employer: Sequence Boardshop Years on snow: About 18 sliding while standing up in some way, about 12 or so on "real" snowboards Days on snow: Today was day 64 for the 2010 season, and still counting. Currently Riding: Capita and Union! Indoor FK and Charlie Slasher were my favorites this year, and Forces are my go-to binding for anything. Currently I am: Sit...

03 Jun 7:30 AM 9 Read More...

Industry Profile: Sales Rep Chris Wilmoth

Job Title: Outside Sales Rep Employer: I represent c3worldwide (CAPiTA, COAL, UNION), Ashbury eyewear, Nike snowboarding, and Magical Go-Go. Years on snow: I always have to go back and add em up. I started riding in 5th grade (88-89ish) so 21 winters or so. Days on snow: This past season I got 30 something days in. I'd say thats been the average since I started a family a few years back. Currently Riding: I'...

01 Jun 7:12 AM 15 Read More...

Coming soon: Industry Profiles 2010

Each summer the Industry Profile Interviews take over to give a glimpse into the jobs, people and experience it takes to work in the snowboard industry.  There are people in every type of job, from every type of background who help contribute to the snowboard industry.  I've lined up interviewees ranging from company owners to interns, from pro riders to amateur riders, product designers to bloggers to give you a p...

17 May 5:12 AM 4 Read More...

Inside a Super 8 Chilean Adventure

Often snowboard journeys are undocumented travels, lost in our memories and shared secrets between friends. Snowboarders from California Luke and Will shared their journey in a super 8mm film for the world to see and while many Chilean travels are left to the pros, I enjoyed the passion and creativity that came out from their film. I caught up with Luke to find out more about their travel experience to Chile and ...

31 Mar 6:32 AM 7 Read More...

Checking in with Blotto Photto

Working in the snowboard industry is having the best of both worlds but few people give a glimpse into the behind the scenes of what it takes to live, work and play in this industry. Blotto is one of those rare industry individuals who is sharing his stories, travels and skills inside his world of being Burton's principal photographer. When I first stumbled across Blotto's website, Blotto Photto, I was amazed at...

23 Feb 11:10 AM 0 Read More...

Checking in with Hannah Teter

At age 23, Hannah Teter has quite the track record for snowboarding and humanity. She’s already won a Gold Medal in the 2006 Olympics and her ventures have taken her into the public eye with appearances on late night television, her own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor and she continues her charity work to make the world a better place outside of snowboarding. To celebrate her accomplishments and find out mor...

29 Jan 7:40 AM 2 Read More...