Interviews

Industry Profile: Ride Boot Designer Treu Hahnenberger

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Treu: I’m Treu Hahnenberger, I live in sunny Seattle, WA and design snowboard boots for ride snowboards. I ride bikes and make bags when I am not designing snowboard equipment or traveling. My power animal is the turtle frog, the best of all hybrid animals. Shay: What is your job title? Treu: I’m the Ride boot development engineer. It’s slightly cooler than i...

15 Sep 6:05 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Flow Product Line Manager Eric Luthardt

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Eric: I’m 36-ish years old, married to my daughter’s mom, grew up outside of Seattle, fluent in under 2 languages and I shred the gnar. Shay: What is your job title? Eric: Snowboard Product Line Manager/ Valet/ Barista/ Diaper Changer. [singlepic id=6287 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: How did you get your start in the industry, what opened up more opportunities...

10 Sep 6:16 AM 10 Read More...

Industry Profile: Brandbase Founding Partner Trent Bush

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Trent: Born and raised in Boulder, CO. I live here now with my wife Stacy and 2 kids Astrid and Trent Jr. We’re now officially a snowboarding family. I met my wife through snowboarding (she was a competitive snowboarder in the early 90’s, competing in the US Open, etc.) and now my kids officially ride top to bottom. They are now 5 and 6 and starting to hit boxes, t...

08 Sep 6:23 AM 13 Read More...

Industry Profile: Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine Publisher Jesse Brown

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Jesse: I am short, stocky, and spend way too much time in front of a computer, but feel incredible lucky to being doing what I am doing and working with the people that I get to work with. Shay: What is your job title? Jesse: In the masthead I am listed as the publisher of Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine. [singlepic id=6253 w=300 h=450 float=] Shay: What was y...

03 Sep 7:03 AM 7 Read More...

Industry Profile: The Click Manager Philip Johnston

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Philip: Originally From Ohio, I grew up Snowboarding a ton. My Mom used to drop me off at the local hill every fri/sat night for twilight shredding, they were open to till 1am on weekends back then. I moved to Steamboat about 7 years ago,since then I’ve been living the dream & haven’t looked back! I’ve taught snowboarding & worked here at The Click since I...

01 Sep 7:14 AM 9 Read More...

Industry Profile: Spacecraft Designer Colby Smith

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Colby: My name is Colby Smith, and I’m a graphic designer living in Seattle, WA. I’ve been in this city the last 4 years and I do a lot of snowboarding, hiking and camping. The Northwest is where it’s at. Shay: What is your job title? Colby: I’m the Senior Graphic Designer at Spacecraft Clothing [singlepic id=6213 w=300 h=400 float=] Shay:How did you get ...

27 Aug 7:02 AM 13 Read More...

Industry Profile: Dakine Developer Jennifer Ketler

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself? Jennifer: I’m a wife, a sister, and a daughter who loves to snowboard, mt bike, be creative and hang out with friends. I grew up in the great Northwest loving rain, cement pow and espresso! Shay: What is your job title? Jennifer: Product Developer, Girls packs and bags Shay: How did you get your start in the industry, what opened up more opportunities for you...

25 Aug 6:17 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Photographer Russell Dalby

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Russell: I am 32 years old, I have been living in Whistler for 11 years, and shooting photos for 8ish. Shay: What is your job title? Russell: Self Employed Photographer [singlepic id=6112 w=400 h=267 float=] Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Russell: Not really. They still aren't sure exactly what i do. Shay: What was your first set up? Russell: Yashica ...

20 Aug 7:04 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: Burton's R&D Chris Doyle

Shay:  Tell us a little bit about yourself Chris: I’m an old school snowboard bum who has been fortunate enough to score a great gig. I’m a pilot and owner of a 1947 Luscombe airplane, I like mountain biking, longboarding, photography, motocross and my Sandy. Shay: What is your job title? Chris: Well, my official title is “Senior Product Development Specialist” (Yawn…) But the business car...

18 Aug 6:41 AM 10 Read More...

Industry Profile: CMC Graduate & Surefoot Tech Kyle Ballinghoff

Shay: What is your job title? Kyle: A Surefoot Custom Boot Technician Shay: What were the decisions behind attending Colorado Mountain College? Kyle: I had always wanted to live in steamboat and CMC has the best program (ski biz) for what I wanted to do with my life. Shay: What was your first set up? Kyle: A Burton Craig Kelly Signature Air, with some Sorel-esk boots. [singlepic id=6030 w=400 h=300 fl...

11 Aug 9:00 AM 5 Read More...