I live in the eastern Sierra Nevada on the other side of the mountain from Lake Tahoe with my 2 kids and wife, and live close to many Tahoe ski areas. Curated is a side gig for me and I have a career as an Environmental Scientist working to improve water quality...but I live and breath snowboarding every other minute of my days! I am consistently one of our top ranked snowboard experts, and strive to take care fo my customers and make online gear shopping fun. When I am not working I am skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and playing in the high sierra lakes with my family. Snowboarding came late to me in my life and I grew up as a successful athlete playing traditional American sports while gravitating to surfing and other board sports. I am an avid hobby snowboarder who has taken it to the next level, and ride all types of terrain to park and backcountry. a huge passion for snowboards in general, collecting, repairing and building boards, and teaching my kids how to ride. So if you have little ones you are trying to buy gear for, I am your guy! I strive to bring a practical and fun approach to selecting boards and gear, and I understand what the average rider is looking for in their gear to bring massive stoke into their lives. I have a huge passion for snowboards and I am always seeking to better understand how the technology of boards and the uniqueness of each board creates a different ride. Helping people select great snowboard gear that fits their style and needs brings me great joy.