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  • Octavio Rivas

    The Short:

    Octavio Rivas is a jack of all trades and by this I mean he has worked in multiple industries, ranging from ski resorts, hospitality, military, and recreational. He works out of a room with some climbing gear 🧗, snowboards🏂, skis🎿, and his dog Vesta🐾, who stares at him for another walk around the mountains or for treats.

    The Long:

    I was born in beautiful Concepcion, Chile. (Yes, the country that looks like a Chili pepper) We moved to the states when I was a wee lad, doing my elementary in Virginia. Later would move back to Chile and stay throughout high school. During this time I was focus on a snowboarding career and instead, I got injured and started to reconsider my life choices. I would create a board shop that was a great success and then was looking into becoming a sports physician. However, life happens again and decided to move to Incline Village, NV, and study Finance & Economics, and Global Business Management.

    With more things happening in between, and of course the pandemic. I started to look at what made me happy, and photography, film, and being able to travel were keystones. Now I work as a UX Designer, Investor, Business developer, Digital Marketing, and most recently, yours truly Curated Expert.

    Send me a message - let's chat about gear needs and adventures!

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    I've helped 2,301 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    176 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped2,301
    Current locationLake Tahoe
    Home townSantiago, Chile
    Favorite snow gearArbor Cosa Nostra
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite brandsArbor, Patagonia, Salomon.
    Favorite ski gearMoment
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    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
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    Snowboard Expert
    I've helped 2,301 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Caden
    Octavio is the GOAT
    He provided some super dope options and always went the extra mile with his in depth and thoughtful responses. He is also very down to earth and made the stressful situation of finding and buying the right board feel like a breeze. He is everything curated promised and performs his role in the company at the next level. Octavio is the GOAT!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 29, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Matthew
    Octavio was a joy to work with!
    Octavio made the process of finding a split board super easy and enjoyable. I’ve been snowboarding for 20+ years, but diving into the world of split boards and bindings was a bit daunting. He took all the hard work of sorting through reviews and made the whole process way easier. He was incredibly knowledgeable and found a setup that was perfect, and even scored me some rad deals on a board!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 24, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Ben
    Octavio Was Awesome
    Octavio was extremely quick to respond and give recommendations. Extremely friendly and approachable too—would highly recommend him to anyone trying to figure out which pieces of gear to get. Extremely cool feature that this site has live support—it can be extremely daunting digging through the internet for reviews and this takes the guesswork away.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 22, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Brent
    Octavio was awesome!
    Hey was very helpful in helping me decide on what board best fits me, and very knowledgeable, he gave me great selections to chose from based on his experience in riding for many years. He works around your price range while trying to give you the best quality. Great job!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 3, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: SANTIAGO R
    Octavio is a casual expert !!
    Octavio literally helped me with every pick of my gear, being my first time buying since I am officially done renting every time I go snowboarding. So stoked with my purchase, deal and the items he helped me choose. Hope to shred Tahoe with you soon!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 27, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Dina
    Octavio was amazing!
    I can honestly say this is one of the best experiences I had with someone helping me out and finding the right stuff I need!!!! He was amazing! Made me feel comfortable. The selections were on point!!! But to know I have someone to go back and talk to about any other questions is awesome!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Tabor
    Octavio is so helpful and very friendly!
    I am very new to snowboarding so I had a lot of anxiety about buying a whole new set of gear. I felt like I was going to spend a lot of money on stuff that I wouldn’t love. But Octavio made the whole process so simple and got me lots of good deals! I am extremely grateful for this website and all of the help Octavio offered. I ended up being so happy with the gear I bought. I didn’t spend too much money but still got an extremely efficient board and bindings that is suited to the stage I am at in snowboarding, all thanks to Octavio!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 27, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Charles
    The man, the myth, the legend, OCTAVIO
    I was browsing Google looking for a new snowboard before I take a trip to whistler. I got matched with Octavio after signing up on the website and he was incredibly helpful. We went back and forth for about 2hrs discussing options and ultimately went with the Arbor Element Rocker; I ended up getting a new pair of Smith 4D goggles too. Highly recommend curated and Octavio!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Samantha
    Octavio knows what he is talking about when it comes to winter sports.
    One of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to winter sports. He tells it exactly how it is and doesn't try to sell you on a specific brand name. He asks very knowledgeable questions to make sure the gear he recommends fits you the correct way and will allow you to do whatever event you are trying to do. I asked about skiing boots, skiing poles, and skiing helmets and was given a variety of options to choose from. I brought questions that I was curious about and Octavio answered all of them, in a professional and personal way. He even gave me examples of the gear he prefers, which is something I love because I haven't used most of the brands in the skiing world, so hearing real feedback on brands is truly helpful. Definitely will use Octavio again in the future!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Alina
    Best snowboard expert here!
    I’m super grateful for Octavio’s help, he was always very friendly and responsive, explained different things in a great detail, answered all my questions (even the silliest ones) and was very patient with me all the time! We also had lots of fun discussing snowboarding and gear in between :) Thank you sooo very much! You inspired me to do my very best this season, Octavio! Especially now when I ordered such a beautiful set!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 18, 2022
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