what's your story on finding your way to snowboarding/skiing?
I was introduced to snowboarding by a friend at the age of 12 and it quickly became a huge aspect of my life. I was fortunate to grow up 20 minutes from my local ski hill, Ski Roundtop, where I worked in the rental shop and terrain park throughout high school. The snowboard scene that existed at Ski Roundtop had a huge influence on me and I eventually became a "local," spending my weekends and nights after school with a diverse crew of hardcore shredders, many of whom were older riders that mentored me in the craft of riding half-pipes. While I loved to ride park, half-pipe riding became the discipline I channeled most of my energy into and is the foundation of my snowboarding technique today, providing the edge control and precise turning that steep, technical splitboarding mountaineering lines demand. The love of snowboarding eventually lead me out west to Breckenridge, CO in 2011, where freeriding and powder days continued to fuel my passion for the sport. In 2014 I made the decision to quit my day job to freelance, allowing me the freedom to snowboard more. That same year I decided to pursue splitboarding, opening up a new chapter in my snowboarding career that would become my main passion in life and help evolve me as a person, taking me to extraordinary places and diversifying my skills in the mountains.