Interviews

Industry Profile: Armada Apparel Designer & Product Art Manager Jackie Myers

Job Title: Apparel Designer/Product Art Manager Employer: Armada Years on snow: Pretty much my whole life. Skiing first, and then snowboarding since highschool. Days on snow: 75ish? The number doesn't really matter because it's never enough! Currently Riding: Burton Feelgood 153. Armada TSTw Currently I am: In the office making prototype revisions... or rather avoiding proto revisions by doing this interview fir...

23 Aug 7:03 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: June Mountain Terrain Park Manager Sam Poffley

Job Title: Terrain Park Manager Employer: June Mountain Years on snow: 18 years Days on snow: 5-7 days a week Currently Riding: 156 Signal Omni Currently I am: Basking in the summer sun, thinking about winter. Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Sam: Well…I grew up skiing and snowboarding in Pennsylvania. By the time I was finished with high school all I wanted to do was snowboard. While I was signi...

18 Aug 8:11 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: BNQT Content Director James Sullivan

Job Title: Content Director - BNQT Media Group Employer: USA Today Years on snow: Learned to ski at 3. Been on a snowboard 19 years. Days on snow: Lost count - average 20-30 days a season since moving to So Cal from Vermont five years ago. Currently Riding: Less than I used to, but more than most of my colleagues. Gear = Lib Tech board, Thirty Two boots, Burton bindings, North Face outerwear, Oakley goggles, NXTZ...

16 Aug 6:51 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: Ink Monstr Owner Reed Silberman

Job Title: Owner / Ink Monstr Custom Graphics Employer: Ink Monstr Years on snow: 20 Days on snow: Up until last yr I was getting 200+ a yr (now I’m a workin stiff) Currently Riding: Lib Tech Board, Ride Bindings, Vans Boots, Smith Goggs, POW Gloves Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Reed: I’m just a squirrel tryin to get a nut! [singlepic id=12262 w=300 h=400 float=] Shay: How has snowboardin...

11 Aug 6:31 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Mervin Manufacturing VP Marketing & Creative Pete Saari

Job Title: VP Marketing and Creative Employer: Mervin MFG Years on snow: Started on skis when I was 5 Days on snow: Never quite enough Currently Riding: Gnu Park Pickle Currently I am: Still getting better [singlepic id=12253 w=300 h=452 float=] Photo:  Tim Zimmerman Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Pete: I like long walks on the beach, cobblestones back up to the top of the point break. I like su...

09 Aug 6:46 AM 8 Read More...

Industry Profile: Mimi's Cookie Bar Owner Mimi Kurz

Job Title: Owner, baker Employer: Mimi’s Cookie Bar Years on snow: 13 Days on snow: I can’t even try to count those Currently Riding: A Burton Lipstick 141, courtesy of Gabi Viteri. A Roxy Torah Bright 149 for pow and I was just given a DC board that I’m stoked to try out for this coming winter, thanks Kimmy! Currently I am: hot Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Mimi: I am originally from C...

04 Aug 6:40 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: GoPro Production Artist Abe Kislevitz

Job Title: Production Artist Employer: GoPro Years on snow: 10 Days on snow: 100/yr Currently Riding: ...skis? 4FRNTs of all types! Currently I am: In the office, editing GoPro commercials Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Abe: I’m 24 years old, grew up near Portland, Oregon skiing Hood through high school. Always had a passion for the arts growing up which took a turn into technology pretty early...

02 Aug 7:28 AM 2 Read More...

Industry Profile: Northern Escape Heli-Skiing GM & President John Forrest

Job Title: General Manager & President Employer: Northern Escape Heli-Skiing Years on snow: 40 years Days on snow: 120 days/year Currently Riding: Prior Overlords (sorry, I’m a skier…) Currently I am: Getting ready for winter once again Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself John: I started skiing and climbing when I was quite young and became one of the younger ACMG certified guides in Canada....

28 Jul 6:58 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Pitcrew Manager and Shred Soles Founder Nate Musson

Job Title: Owner, Manager, Buyer, Marketing Director, Sales Director, Snowboarder Employer: Shred Soles Performance Snowboard Boot Insoles & Pitcrew Skateboards and Snowboards Years on snow: 22 Days on snow: I don’t count… Many but, never enough. Lots of the guys at the shop have started logging hours instead of days. It’s kinda like a joke because they may make it up to the mountain but, only actually...

26 Jul 7:00 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Akinz Founder Suzanne Akin

Job Title: Founder/Designer of Akinz Employer: myself -- Akinz Years on snow: 4 (5 if you count the 3 snowboard trips the year before I moved to CO) Days on snow: Somewhere between 40 and 100, depending on how busy I am that season. Currently Riding: Capita Space Metal Fantasy Currently I am: Printing bike t-shirts for the Northern Colorado bike expo Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Suzanne: Hmm...

21 Jul 6:53 AM 2 Read More...