Interviews

Industry Profile: Sierra Snowboard & Ski Salesperson Matteo Mezzetti

Industry Profile: Sierra Snowboard & Ski Hardgoods Salesperson Matteo Mezzetti    Shay: So tell us about yourself? Matteo: My name is Matteo Mezzetti and I was born in Sacramento, California. I have always enjoyed being involved in board sports since I was little, which prompted me to start snowboarding when I was eleven. I like individual sports because they require you to count on yourself ...

11 Jul 9:19 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Action Sports Blogger Jon Burns

Industry Profile: Action Sports Blogger Jon BurnsShay: So tell us about yourself?Jon: I'm not a unique snowflake. I know that much. In reality my background is similiar to my peers. At a very early age I found outlets for expression in skating, snowboarding, and bikes which took me down a path more combustible and creative than anything else.Fast forward about 15+ years and we'd be smack in the middle of the dot....

08 Jul 8:37 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: Backcountry.com Women's Merchandise Emily "Milly" Wallace

Industry Profile: Backcountry.com women's merchandise division coordinator Emily "Milly" WallaceShay:  So tell us about yourself?Milly: My name is Emily "Milly" Wallace. I am 25 and I live for anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. I shattered my back a few years ago and every day I try to live life as full as I can with the use of my legs. I love snowboarding, mountainboarding, kiteboarding, rock climbing, k...

04 Jul 10:48 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: 686 Shipping/IT Manager Dave Richards

Industry Profile: 686 Shipping/IT Manager Dave Richards    Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Dave: My name is Dave Richards, I am 29 and I was born in Washington state. I moved to socal at the age of 5 and grew up in Torrance, CA. In high school, my passion for board sports has started. I started skating and surfing, which eventually lead me to snowboarding. My hobbies include snowboarding...

01 Jul 8:09 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Park City Communications Stephanie Nitsch

Industry Profile: Park City Chamber Communications Coordinator Stephanie Nitsch Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourselfSteph: I went to college in Seattle, and the winters are really grey and shitty there. My sophomore year, I decided to move to Park City and became a liftie during the winter quarter. I came back to Seattle for spring quarter and missed the liftie life, so I did it again the following winter. ...

27 Jun 7:56 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Nitro Sales Director Seth Quackenbush

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Seth: I’m a friend; husband and the dogfather to two dogs, Louie and Stella. Louie is a 3 year old Australian Shepherd/Collie mix and Stella is a 9 month old Carin Terrier. We recently moved to Vermont from the Northwest but my heart will always be in Seattle no matter where life takes me. I’m a big believer in working hard and following your passion, I’ve followed thi...

24 Jun 8:25 AM 2 Read More...

Industry Profile: Director of Ski Business Mike Martin

Industry Profile: CMC Director of Ski & Business/Professor Mike Martin Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourselfMike:Skier (prefer backcountry/steeps) Lived in Steamboat 13 years Surf in the summer (15 years)Shay: What is your job title?Mike: Professor/Director of Ski and Business Program, Colorado Mountain College. Shay: Did your parents question your job choice?Mike: No, they are both avid skiers. ...

20 Jun 9:12 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Sales Rep Mike "Gags" Gagliardi

Industry Profile: Sales Rep Mike "Gags" Gagliardi Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourselfGags: My name is Mike Gagliardi, I've been known as "Gags" since the 3rd grade and I see no reason to stop now. I've been snowboarding since I first stood up on my Flexible Flyer on a golf course in the 60's. I actually went through college, got an Engineering degree and spent 10 years working in the white man's world...

17 Jun 12:25 PM 5 Read More...

Snowboard Industy Profiles

Have you ever been curious about working in the snowboard industry, how to get in or what experience/background you need? Keep an eye out for Industry Profile posts this summer as I interview various people in the snowboard industry. Coming soon! Summer 2009 Industry Profiles! There are people in every type of job, from every type of background who help contribute to the snowboard industry. The snowboard indu...

17 Jun 9:33 AM 1 Read More...