I have been snowboarding for 25 years. I started in a time when snowboards were still rare to see on the mountain. In that time, it has been my passion and the place I have truley found joy. In my youth I competed in slopstyle, half-pipe and boarder cross throughout the Northwest region of the United States. I have worked numerous jobs related to snowboarding. The first being a chairlift operator, I stopped doing this job because I did not get to ride enough. After that, I worked as an instructor, in demo shops tuning peoples gear and getting them the right set up and later as a snowboarder on ski patrol. Now, I work nights and snowboard daily.