Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
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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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    📞 (415) 895-9864 (Text or Call)

    I've helped 2,933 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    205 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped2,933
    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 2,933 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Connie
    Octavio was so helpful and easy to talk to!
    I was led to Curated via an Instagram ad and was naturally skeptical of this experience. Octavio changed my skepticism almost immediately with extremely helpful tips and detailed considerations of my needs. Highly recommend, especially when the world of snowboard shopping is so daunting!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 21, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Serena
    Amazed at how helpful Octavio was. He gave incredibly helpful advice and helped me a great deal over multiple hours. I ended up having to purchase the products on another website due to shipping timelines but did buy the products he recommended (and really wish I could have bought them through here instead!!) Could not recommend him enough and I’ll definitely be coming back!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 14, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Cam
    Fixed several safety issues
    He gave me enough insight to fix the horribly unsafe setup that Alpine Ski Lodge in NC had given me and my family. Too small of boards, female step-on bindings with male boots. He was friendly and quick to respond and I'm so happy he was accessible because we had no way of knowing
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 16, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    Reviewer: Ronnie
    Fantastic Advice for Noobs
    I have been to the snow only two times with wrong gear and not the best experience. Years later I wanted to try again but with proper gear. Octavio put together great beginner/intermediate gear and offered advice between the different products, advice on beginning snowboarding and much more! Done with a friendly positive experience. High recommend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 31, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Octavio Rivas
    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
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