Interviews

Industry Profile: Professional Snowboarder Scotty Arnold

Shay: What is your job title? Scotty: Pro Boarda Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Scotty: They definetly would have liked to see me go to college but were very supportive of whatever I chose to do. [singlepic id=5925 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: What was your first set up? Scotty: I bought a BlackSnow mogul monster from Ames. It was plastic with no highbacks. Shay: What is your current set ...

06 Aug 6:37 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Photographer Greg Miller

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Greg: I grew up in West Virginia as an east coast kid that’s always had a fascination with the west coast. When I was 6, my dad took me on a trip to Oregon and ever since I just knew I wanted to move out west some day. I moved to Seattle three years ago and started shooting photos. Shay: What is your job title? Greg: I’m a photographer but I also work as a soft...

04 Aug 6:04 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Action Sports Law Attorney Becky Mendoza

Shay: What is your job title? Becky: Attorney at Law/Owner Action Sports Law Group. Shay: What type of law is your focus? Becky: Sports, Entertainment and Athlete Immigration are my focus, but I handle all types of transactional matters. Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Becky: Not the lawyer part, just the opening up my own firm part, naturally, the economy is bad so they were concerned, plu...

30 Jul 6:58 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: Automaton Owner Brenton Woo

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Brenton: As a snowboarder, I’ve spent 10 full seasons in the mountains, predominantly in Summit County and Tahoe. As a person, I welcome being outside of my comfort zone. I like traveling, snowboarding, and surfing. I like seeing progression, and I have little patience for tradition. (True progression and tradition are mutually exclusive). Even though I’m not a city pe...

28 Jul 6:38 AM 9 Read More...

Industry Profile: Boards N Motion Salesperson Ben "Waffles" Riswold

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Ben: Well I'm a 20-year-old part time student. I also work part time as well at Boards n’ Motion, and in my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, eating pizza, candy and Mac and cheese, and occasionally hitting on girls? Can I say that? Shay: What snowboard shop do you work for? Ben: I work for a “core” snowboard shop called Boards n Motion, in Auburn, Ca, located in the foothi...

23 Jul 6:45 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: BOA Technology Director of Product Design Brett Vladika

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Brett: My background and education is in Industrial Design. I earned a bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati. I have been at Boa Technology for two years. Previously, I spent 10 extremely formative and educational years at a design consultancy in various roles; product designer, project manager, design researcher and design/research manager. [singlepic id=5361 w=400 ...

21 Jul 6:20 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Web Designer Brian Gonzales

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Brian: My name is Brian Gonzales, friends call “da Gonz.” I am a professional web designer, web developer and Internet marketing specialist. I live, work and play in Gresham Oregon – ½ hour from Portland – ½ hour from Mt. Hood. I am a uberHyper hobby guy. I love everything from cooking to IT consulting. Sometimes I snowboard, sometimes I skate, sometimes I Twitter. I love ...

16 Jul 6:41 AM 8 Read More...

Industry Profile: Roxy Hardgoods Product Manager Kyre Byram

Shay: What is your job title? Kyre: Snowboard Hardgoods Product Manager for Roxy Shay: What was your first set up? Kyre: Burton Elite 135 with the slot for a metal fin, of which I was convinced, would have helped me turn (while I was learning) if I would have just had one. Bindings were the crazy old four strap, felt like straight jackets, and boots were regular Sorels (pre ‘snowboard’ Sorels). Shay: Wh...

14 Jul 6:57 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: USASA Adaptive Athlete Nicole Roundy

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Nicole: I’m a 23 year old one-legged snowboarder and outdoor recreational enthusiast in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shay: What is your job title? Nicole: Snowboarder! To fund the habit, I’m a Polysomnographer. Aka, Sleep Tech. I help diagnose and treat sleeping disorders. Shay: How did you get into competiting in USASA? Nicole: Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit out of Califo...

09 Jul 6:39 AM 12 Read More...

Industry Profile: SIA Assoc. Director of Trade Mktg & Member Svcs Mary Cecile "MC" Neville

Shay: So tell us about yourself? MC: I’m never good at this part… I’m 37, grew up in Annapolis, MD, went to college in PA, lived in CO for two years, then ended up back here in DC. I love traveling, dinner with friends, eating great food, dry-aged rib eye steaks, red wine, chocolate, skiing, tennis, sailing, shopping, trash tabloids, Paris and black labs. I drive a Prius – trying to do a little to save the p...

07 Jul 6:41 AM 8 Read More...