Interviews

Industry Profile: Snoqualmie Youth Marketing Manager Krush Kulesza

Shay: What is your job title? Krush: Youth Marketing Manager for the Summit at Snoqualmie and Head Honcho of Snowboy Productions. Shay: How did you get your start in the industry, what opened up more opportunities for you? Krush: Ted Irwin dropped my name to the heads here at The Summit. This job has opened a lot of doors that I might not have had. Pete Saari has also helped a ton. [singlepic id=5061 w=300 h=40...

02 Jul 6:37 AM 10 Read More...

Industry Profile: Sales Rep Dave Graves

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Dave: Dave Graves, 35. Born and raised in Rockaway New Jersey and currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Shay: What is your job title? Dave: Independent Sales Rep. Shay: What companies do you currently rep for? Dave: Capita Super Corporation, Union Binding Company, Coal Headwear, 686 Outerwear and Apparel and last but not least Ashbury. [singlepic id=5031 w=400 h=300 float=...

30 Jun 6:39 AM 14 Read More...

Industry Profile: Burton Academy Manager Chris Hargrave

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Chris: I'm not that complex. I love my family. Snowboarding has a been force for good in my life for 15 years. I love learning new things. My mind is always searching for more clarity in all things but especially shred related issues. I love music and have learned how to hack at a few songs on my guitar. My goal in all of this is to help our industry grow, its nice to have a mission ...

25 Jun 6:32 AM 10 Read More...

Industry Profile: Snowbroader Blogger Nico Fermont

Shay: Tell us about yourself Nico: Hi, my name is Nico! I am 31 years old already. I am French but since I have lived many years in Switzerland I also have a Swiss passport. I had the opportunity to travel quite a bit as a kid and then as a student, moving around every 2 to 3 years from one European city to another (Zurich, Milan, London, Zagreb, Dortmund, Paris, Grenoble, Lyon, Ljubljana, and now Geneva). It’s a...

23 Jun 6:00 AM 7 Read More...

Dropping in with the Banshee Bungee

Snowboarders see the world differently than most people; a ledge, a staircase, a drop, a playground, artwork can all become objects that should be ridden, bonked, tapped, and enjoyed.  To hit all of these objects you need some type of drop in system, a way to gain speed in tight spots with limited amounts of snow.  One company has set out to give snowboarders the chance to carry less with more speed by creating the...

22 Jun 6:48 AM 2 Read More...

Industry Profile: Bustin Boards Facilitator Matt Colvin

Shay: What is your job title? Matt: Facilitator of Bustin Boards Custom Longboards. Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Matt: Very much so. I was an Airborne Linguist for 6 yrs in the USAF with 2 tours in Afghanistan so switching to civilian life, let alone skater life, was a whole new experience for me. My mom wanted me to finish out my time in the military and retire young, but I couldn’t let th...

18 Jun 6:00 AM 11 Read More...

Industry Profile: Park City Snowboard Team Coach Reid Persing

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Reid: I’m 26. I grew up on the East coast with some pretty cool parents who used our local hill as a babysitter when I was a kid. I moved to Colorado in 2001 to go to college at the University of Colorado and met some amazing people who opened lots of doors for me there. When I graduated in 2005 I moved to Utah for “one last full season of riding” before I had planned on applyi...

16 Jun 7:00 AM 4 Read More...

The state of the industry with Willie McMillon

Times are rough in the snowboard industry where each day we hear of companies cutting employees, pro riders getting dropped and shops going under but what about companies working hard to survive and still giving the fans an opportunity to love a product? Owner of Bluebird Wax, Willie McMillon is trying to stay afloat during these times, offering up rad giveaways that even poor people can afford and with many chang...

14 Jun 2:05 PM 29 Read More...

Industry Profile: Jibshop/Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop owner Greg Klein

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Greg: What's there to tell? I'm a pretty simple guy who loves the mountains. I believe in working hard and playing harder. I think far too many people take themselves too seriously and so far I've kept the promise to myself that that would never be me. [singlepic id=4472 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: What is your job title? Greg: Title? I didn't realize you got a title when you own a ...

11 Jun 7:00 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Transworld Business Senior Editor Mike Lewis

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Mike: For starters I’m used to being on the other side of these questions. Other than that, I’m a Colorado native and hang my one-piece, neon suit in Boulder with my wife and son. I love to eat, drink coffee, and long moonlit walks through alleys. [singlepic id=4477 w=300 h=400 float=] Shay: What is your job title? Mike: My card reads “TransWorld Business Senior Editor....

09 Jun 7:00 AM 5 Read More...