As an impressionable teenager, I was thrust into the intoxicating world of powder skiing and extended hang time when I was kidnapped by a renegade group of ne’er do wells known as the Jackson Hole Air Force. In the ensuing years, I’ve been deployed on countless deep powder demolition missions and big air bombing runs. My unyielding goal is to experience fresh, breakthrough moments through skiing and art, while encouraging others to abandon their own limiting perceptions. In the winter months I focus on creating high grade ski images and delivering snow and weather updates for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. During the summer I direct the creative flow towards fabric dying and painting, while contemplating the memories of things yet to come.
Life Motto: If you're living for tomorrow, you will always be a day behind. -B. Hicks
What does living the mountain life mean to you?
A mountain life affords freedom to your soul. Supplying serenity and solace alongside chaos and camaraderie.
What's one of the best decisions you've ever made?
Last season I decided to introduced my cat, Willow to the world of skiing. Instant smile producer for everyone involved. Looking forward to bringing her back to the slopes.
Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.
Every day in the wild is exactly as it should be. Man merely invents his own imaginary imperfections.
What's one reason you love working with Stio?
I love working with like-minded sensation seekers. The entire team exudes positivity in their passion for outdoor pursuits.
Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?
There is a place I've visited in the haze of a dream. A weightless realm softened by the gleam of a trillion crystal gems. An extended reunion with that moment is my continuing objective.
How do you create balance in your life?
For me balance is actually best achieved by actively knocking myself out of comfort zones. Peak experiences followed by quiet reflection.
What styles (Stio products) are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?
I love my Objective Pro Bib and the Hometown Down Hooded Vest.
What does Let The Outside In mean to you?
The best way to let the outside in is to be fully “with it”; To completely immerse yourself in the moment and to throw all conscious technique to the wind. By not trying to steer the ship we are free to ride the wave wherever it wants to flow.
Any other stories, facts, insights or advice you want to share with people?
William Blake said "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." What are you waiting for? All you have to do is go.
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