What got you started boarding: While growing up in Northern Idaho, I basically lived on Silver Mountain. My mom was a waitress at the resort’s restaurant, my pops worked a swing grooming shift, and my grandma ran the daycare on hill. I first started skiing when I was 2 years old at the rope toe outside of the daycare. We have a picture of my first time on skis riding between my two parents. One would let me go while the other would wait for me to arrive and catch me. My older brother Matt broke away from the family tradition of skiing and strapped on a board and I soon followed. I also snow skated a ton. I was 11.
Who were your favorite riders growing up: Devun Walsh, JF Pelchat, JP Soleberg, Jamie Lynn, Peter line, Tadashi Fuse, JP Walker, and of course Jussi Oksanen (favorite airborne snowboarder of all time)
Pre Boarding Rituals: Without Rays Deli, I am honestly a little lost still. Baby steps…
Hobbies outside of Boarding: I love everything about fly fishing, skateboarding, and dog ownership.
Music while you ride? I talk too much to have music in.
Guilty pleasures: Pepsi, Mc Muffins, Top Ramen, Netflix, and Mc Muffins
Why do you ride for BlackStrap: Oregon made, fashionable protection? Why not?
Facemask of choice: The Expedition Hood(Coming soon!) in black is the Jam!! And the Single Layer Hood.