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 have a huge passion for snowboards, 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! Although I have never been a pro rider or have worked professionally in the industry besides this gig with Curated, I bring a very 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 techology 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.