Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My Snowboarding History and Sports Marketing History

So here I am again - the road with many forks. One of the forks leads down snowsports industry work - which excites me in an old school way. This morning I had to write a letter to someone at a certain local ski resort. Found myself recounting my history in the mountains, which prompted me to share it here - for whatever it's worth. Fun!

 A snapshot of my snow, marketing, design and video history - chronologically:

'91 - First day snowboarding - Hoodoo Ski Resort, OR
'93 - Two-year degree in pre-press/Graphic Design, Chemeketa College - Salem, OR
'93 - Bonfire Snowboard Tour with my old band Aggro Batch. Was featured in Warp Magazine - story by Billy Miller, photos by Trevor Graves. Trip included Matt Goodwill, Jim Moran, Noah Salasnek, Jim Hale, Lance Pitman. We road tripped to Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, Big Mountain and others.
'94 - Art Director for Bonfire Snowboarding - Salem, OR
'94 - PSIA-Certified Snowboard Instructor - Willamette Pass, OR
'95-'02 - Founder/Editor/Designer/Publisher Volcano Magazine - Snow/Skate/Music - OR/WA/ID/MT, (published for seven years) - Bend, OR
'95-'98 - Season Pass holder - Mt. Bachelor, OR
'96-00 - Industry partner - Mt. Bailey Snowcat Skiing, OR
'94-'95 - Graphic Designer and Marketing/Promotions/Race Course Crew (on and off-site) - King of the Hill Extreme Snowboard Competition - Valdez, AK
'98 - Art Director for Morrow Snowboards - Salem, OR
'00 - Art Director for Nemo Design - Portland, OR
'01 - Freelance Designer - Nike - Beaverton, OR
'04 - Two-year degree in Video/Film Production, DeAnza College - Cupertino, CA
'04 - Season pass holder - Kirkwood, CA
'04-'06 - Television camera credits - Bay Area Backroads, Marin Report, Taste for Adventure (shot in New Zealand, British Columbia and Northern California).
'07 - Travel video project - Saas Fee, Switzerland
'08 - Season pass holder - Mt. Baker, WA
'08 - TV pilot producer - Snomad Television (shot at Crystal Mountain, Tamarack, Brundage, Solitude, Brighton, Homewood, Mt. Baker Giant Banked Slalom). 
'09 - Season pass holder - Mt. Hood Meadows, OR
'06-'12 - Freelance Video producer, Shooter and Graphic Artist. (Credits include: Producer/Promoter of "The Cyclocross Diaries" for Wend Magazine, commercial videos for Justin's Nut Butter, commercial video for, short films for Author Solutions, cameraman for Seattle Sonics NBA Team). 
'08-'12 -Social Media, Marketing & Blogging professional - (Klout, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo, Google+). 
'11 - Art Director, Norse Boards Online Snowboard Retailer - Summit County, CO
'11 - Season pass holder - Vail, CO
'12 - Season pass holder - Winter Park, CO
'12 - Motion Graphics and Video Editing Project for Loveland Ski Area's 75th Anniversary.
'12 - Season pass holder - Loveland Ski Area, CO

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