Board Members

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Adam Dowell

Q: Why do you think it is important to introduce people to the sport of snowboarding?
A: First of all, I don't think there is anything more fun than snowboarding. Secondly, If you look at a sport like snowboarding and the people who pursue riding a lot, you can see that it's a deep part of them. It's an addiction that gives them a high quality of life. I believe everyone should have access to that.

Q: What got you into snowboarding? 
A: My story is an interesting one, you can read all about it on this websites "ABOUT" section by clicking here

Q: What do you see as the future of the sport? 
A: Well, you will never see progress stop. Kids will always want to spin more and hit bigger jumps. But, I also see a lot of people who miss the soul of snowboarding. There is a huge market of people who just want to go out and enjoy a few turns in their spare time, I think this market will grow. As far as the youth, I believe organizations like ours are imperative to keep the hype and excitement alive.

Lynn Linker

Q: Why do you think it is important to introduce people to the sport of snowboarding? 
A: I think it’s important to introduce people to snowboarding because it’s a great way for them to exercise while being outdoors and bonding with friends and the community of snowboarders. For kids, Attention Deficit Disorder is commonly diagnosed but in reality the kids are just not getting enough exercise and fresh air. Snowboarding helps kids with social skills, as they bond and interact with adults (mentors/coaches) as well as their peers, learning a challenging yet rewarding sport that they could have a lifetime of opportunities in. It’s expensive though, and not everyone can afford to even try it. I’m excited to be behind an organization that will help bring snowboarding to anyone who is willing to give it a go, and help those who want to go further to pursue their dreams.

Q: What got you into snowboarding?
A: I was fortunate enough to be raised on the mountain by my father who worked at Teton Village Sports. I remember going to daycare there where I learned to ski. In 5th grade, our school district had a 5 week program where we got to do a winter sport with professional instruction. I already knew how to ice skate and ski, so snowboarding lessons were the obvious choice. I had no idea I would love it so much. I traded my skis for a snowboard and did as many things as I could to get better at snowboarding, including begging my parents to do Julie Zell’s Womens’ Clinic, and Rob Kingwell’s Freestyle Clinic. In college I really got hooked into competing and became serious about getting better so I could get sponsors and make some money.

Q: What do you see as the future of the sport? 
A: The future of snowboarding will probably be pretty crazy on the professional and competitive side. But on the freeriding side, there is no doubt that the community will be bigger and stronger as we unite and grow. There is a movement happening to our nation and the free-soul, happy and loving snowboard community will be at the forefront, promoting our mother earth’s health, as well as our own. 

My vision for this non profit is to make snowboarding accessible. Create opportunities for those who need a little help along the way. So much is possible as there is a wealthy community around us and they just need to be aware that not everyone can afford to try this amazing sport. With awareness and caring people, we can help dreams come true, or simply help an outcast kid grow into an awesome human being. 

Talia Atkins

(bio coming soon)

Dave Peters

Q: Why important introduce people to Snowboarding?

A: I think it is important to introduce people to snowboarding because it gets them outside and this physical activity while hanging out with friends and family can be a real positive experience for them.  Beyond the physical health benefits of being outside and exercising this type of activity can carry over into all aspects of their life and give them a better sense of well being and help combat depression, anxiety, stress and PTSD.

Q: What got you into snowboarding?
A: I grew up skateboarding so when I first saw snowboards on the local mountains I immediately stopped skiing and started snowboarding.

Q: What do you see as the future of  the sport?
A: I think snowboarding is going to go back to being more of a lifestyle and less of a sport.  People are wanting to disconnect more and more from the daily routines of life and they are going to see that snowboarding is one of best opportunities to get outside and have fun with friends.

Marc Loebe

(bio coming soon)

Mark DeOrsay

Q: Why do you think it is important to introduce people to the sport of snowboarding?  

A: To give kids an opportunity to try a sport that is not bound by game rules and encourages creativity and looking at the space around them with a different eye.
Q: What got you into snowboarding?  
Coming from a skateboarding and skiing background, it was a natural progression.
Q: What do you see as the future of the sport?  
A: Growth in overall creativity and a better ratio of women in snowboarding.