My very first snowboard was a pawn shop Burton board from the 80s with a pointy nose and short tail, and an aggressive powder style setup...for riding the east coast. Needless to say, I've learned a lot about the sport since then. I really started riding regularly in high school, when my mind was bent on rock and roll and any type of sport that had the word "board" in the name.
I've worked on and off at ski resorts on the east coast both in the rentals and snowboarding instructor roles. Being an instructor has allowed me to closely analyze every aspect of snowboarding, and spark my love for the sport on a deeper level.
When I'm not snowboarding, I spend my time playing bluegrass music, hiking/backpacking, and trail running. I'll take just about any excuse to get out into the mountains for days or weeks at a time!