"Wookie" - USA
Born: September 3, 1972
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
Years living in the Vail Valley: 21
Home Mountain: I have three: Bear Mountain in CA, Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff and Beaver Creek in Colorado.
Years Snowboarding: 27
How did you get into snowboarding: My dad brought home one of the first issues of International Snowboard Magazine when he returned from a business trip and then my brother had Action Now magazine. Both publications immediately caught my attention because they were so progressive for anything action-oriented. When we went on our next family trip to Utah we rented snowboards – my first board was a 135 Burton Cruiser with mega-flex bindings.
What do you love most about snowboarding: You aren't human anymore. It gives you the ability to travel down the mountain like a bird and it elevates your desires. Snowboarding gives you a way to do and be more.
What are you most excited for this season: All the adventures that Eagle County provides.