Marmot Pro Bio:
Over the past 12 years I have worked in the ski industry through skiing as an athlete, coach, guide, event coordinator, event judge, marketing consultant, team manager, videographer, and as an associate producer. I have a true passion for the ski and snowboard industry and try to be involved in every aspect possible. Oh…..and I am a professional ski patroller too!
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1981
Driggs, Idaho (now Anchorage, Alaska too)
Marmot, Scarpa, Smith, Volkl, Marker, Grand Targhee Resort
Favorite Marmot Products:
Jackets: Freerider Jacket, Alpinist Jacket, Spire Jacket, Up Town Jacket, Baffin Hoody
Pants: Freerider Pant, Flight Pant, Spire Pant
Gloves: Armageddon Undercuff, Power Stretch
Packs: Backcountry 30, Odin 50 +
Tents: Alpinist 2P, Aura 2P
Sleeping Bags: Col MemBrain, Pinnacle
What or who is your inspiration:
Doug Coombs, my Grandfather, my father, and most importantly my fiancée Michelle!
What makes you happy?:
Family, Friends, Mountains, Rivers, Oceans
Words to live by:
I try to live my life with a few things in mind: Life is too short to worry too much about tomorrow……Success comes from the decisions you make today……And you are only as good of a person as the people you surround yourself with!!!
What is your favorite food?:
Pizza, Egg sandwiches, Sushi
Featured Production Appearances
Futuristic Films/Marmot: Fall 2012 national TV commerial
Futuristic Films/Marmot: Fall 2011 film & national TV show Backyards
John Griber/Scarpa: 2011 Webisode series (http://vimeo.com/21123249)
Futuristic Films/Marmot: 2010/11 Marmot national TV commercial
Storm Show Studios: 2010 film Miller’s Thriller, 2009 film Magic Moments, 2006 film Trial & Air, 2005 film Falling Forward, 2004 film Sleeping Giants, 2003 film The Precious, 2002 film Whoopee distributed by VAS
Gravnetic/KGB Productions/Teton HD: 2009 film Freedom Riders distributed by VAS
Coreshot Productions: 2007 film Linescore distributed by VAS
General Publications: Powder Magazine, Freeskier Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Freeze Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Aka Skidor (Swedish ski magazine), Skieur Magazine (French ski magazine), Fall Line Magazine (British ski magazine)
Grand Targhee Resort: cover photos, magazines, brochures, advertisements, trail maps, etc
Marmot ad campains in 2010, 2011, 2012 magazines, catalogues, billboards in cities such as New York
Jackson Hole Skier: article in winter 2010 issue about growing up and skiing at Grand Targhee
Winter Park Ski Resort: photo shoot March 2007, photos in Winter Park advertising and promotions
Ben Bryan (Video Action Sports): 2006 instructional video Tune Up box cover shot and endorsement,
viewer impact of over 2000 international in first year
Action Magazine: Article, interview, and pictures 2006
Powder Magazine calendar 2003 (December)
Powder Magazine contents page: December 2002, October 2000
Powder Magazine photo annual: 2003 & 2000
Storm Show Studios: 2002 film Whoopee box and poster cover shot
Skiing Magazine: December 2001 picture and article with Grand Targhee, general publications
Generation X (Japanese ski magazine): 2001 photo annual contents page
Rotor Sports Clothing: 2000-2002 brochures, advertisements, etc
Little Known Facts:
I am a civil engineer.
Grand Teton, Mount Moran, anything in AK.
I am afraid of:
Failure and Heights
Continue to become a better skier! “Striving to be perfect at something is an un-accomplishable goal, and that is why I continue to strive for it.” Seth Morrison…I think.
Climbs and ski; Mount Foraker, Redoubt Volcano, Illiamna Volcano, Mount Silvertip, and at least one 20K + ft peak.
First descents in AK (I have a few, but like anyone else…I want more), Powder cover shot (3 contents pages and a calendar, but no cover….yet), segment in a major film.