Where is your favorite place to snowboard and why?
At home in the Sierra. This range has every type of terrain I can dream of; coolies, freeride faces, cruiser tree runs and even a few illusive spine walls when the conditions line up. Storms with high precipitation rates followed by long high pressure windows create a generally stable snow structure throughout the season. The angle of the sun in this latitude gives us predictable ripe corn snow riding in the spring months which is rare for much of North America. Not to mention that the majority of the range down south is largely untapped. There is no place I'd rather live.
What has snowboarding or the mountains taught you?
The mountains have taught me that life is a never ending pursuit. We can always learn more about safety, weather patterns and the intricacies of the mountains. We can always get stronger to push beyond the physical and mental barriers we encounter in life.
Tell us about one incredible or influential snowboarding achievement or moment.
The Range of Mystery expedition to Northern Bolivia in 2018 was a game changer for me. This trip helped to unlock and see my potential in remote big mountain riding through trial and error.
What are you passionate about besides snowboarding?
Justice and protection for our planet and all the humans living on Earth.