Interviews

Industry Profile: Atomic Snowboard Product Director Eric Pearson

Industry Profile: Atomic Snowboard Product Director Eric PearsonShay: So tell us about yourself?Eric: I grew up in a huge town (300 people) outside of Blackfoot, Idaho. Winters are cold and the mountains nearby are rad! I grew up with strict parents who taught me to work hard (I figured out the play hard thing on my own). I like short walks on the beach, funny movies and I'm an Aries.Shay: What is your job ti...

18 Aug 10:43 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Burton Resort Programs Manager Shaun Cattanach

Industry Profile: Burton Resort Programs Manager Shaun CattanachShay: So tell us about yourself?Shaun: I grew up splitting my time between CO and AK and got an early appreciation for the mountains. My mom got me skiing when I was about 6 and by the time I was 13 I switched over to snowboarding. I used to go sledding for fresh lines behind our house in Anchorage and then found Fort Lewis College. Purgatory Resor...

15 Aug 8:24 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Ashbury Co-Founder & Creative Director Mike Hakker

Industry Profile: Ashbury Co-Founder & Creative Director Mike HakkerShay: So tell us about yourself?Mike: My full name is Michael Leonard Hakker II. I'm a twin, I have two cats and live with 3 others.Shay: What is your job title?Mike: Ashbury Co-founder and creative director (of myself of course).Shay: Did your parents question your job choice?Mike: No.Shay: What was your first set up?Mike: I had a...

12 Aug 8:09 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Professional Snowboarder TJ Schneider

Industry Profile: Professional Snowboarder & Artist TJ SchneiderShay: So tell us about yourself?TJ: Ummm I'm a guy that lives in Canada, I'm 28.Shay: What is your job title?TJ: Professional SnowboarderShay: Who are your sponsors?TJ: Capita, Oakley, Defcon, Union, Deluxe, The Source, Airblaster.Shay: What do you put in your airblaster leg bag?TJ: I don't think I've ever put anything in one.Shay: What's ...

08 Aug 8:38 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: Shred Betties Editor Kelly Vance

Industry Profile: Shred Betties Editor Kelly VancePhoto courtesy of Shred BettiesShay: So tell us about yourself?Kelly: I live in Carbondale, Colorado, and I like popsicles and think puns are way funnier than they actually are.Shay: What is your job title?Kelly: Editor-in-Chief, Shred Betties MagazineShay: What was your first set up?Kelly: Er...some crap from Gart Sports, I think the board was a Salomon Tran...

01 Aug 8:28 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Okemo Snowboard Clinician K.C. Gandee

Industry Profile: Okemo Snowboard Clinician K.C. GandeePhotographer Erica MarciniecPhoto courtesy of KC GandeeShay: So tell us about yourself?KC: I'm a 30 year old snowboarder from the suburbs of Washington, DC. I spent 8 years teaching people to ride at Massanutten, VA and moved to Vermont in 2003 at my wife's, Courtney, suggestion. Winter is longer in Vermont! I spent 4 years on the American Association of S...

29 Jul 8:37 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp Sign maker Steve Poole

Industry Profile: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp Sign maker Steve PooleShay: So tell us about yourself?Steve: I feel like I could write a book here, but I'll try to keep it brief. I grew up in Wisconsin and ever since I was in grade school, I wanted to move to Colorado. So, when I finished college (Bachelor of Fine Art-Graphic Design) it was an easy choice to head west and into the mountains. What wasn't so ea...

25 Jul 12:01 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Rossignol Team Manager Alex Pashley

Industry Profile: Rossignol Team Manager Alex PashleyShay: So tell us about yourself?Alex: I am getting close to the big 30 mark...well, I've got a couple years...I love snowboarding, always have. I live in Heber, Utah, with my two loves, Erin and Kujo. It also helps that I am about 5 miles to the sled zone.I actually got into snowboarding because of my dad and his buddy, they used to own a shop in Idaho Spring...

22 Jul 9:00 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Stevens Pass RTP Administrator Dennis Kelly

Industry Profile: Stevens Pass RTP Administrator Dennis KellyShay: So tell us about yourself?Dennis: My name is Dennis Kelly. I have many monikers but most of my friends call me Denno. I'm 31 years old, and I moved our West only 3 years ago to live in the mountains. I'm passionate about my life, work, family, the mountains and environment, snowboarding and the resort/snowboard industry. I live, ride, and work a...

18 Jul 8:47 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: evo buyer Gorio Bustamante

Industry Profile: evo buyer Gorio BustamantePhoto Courtesy of Gorio and evoShay: So tell us about yourself?Gorio: I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I have also lived in California, Ecuador, Mexico and London but always had a home base here in Seattle. I work at evo as the buyer. I really like being outside, not working at a desk. I really like baked goods (Oatmeal Raisin cookies, cinnamon rolls, ber...

15 Jul 8:06 AM 0 Read More...