Salt Lake City, Utah
Some would call Troy a yes-man. He is generally up for anything and loves adventuring. Ever since he stopped competing in moguls for the U.S. Ski team he’s been happy to take a step back from the weight room. From building jumps in the backcountry and enjoying a mountaintop sunset drink while it's blizzarding outside to discovering “hike-a-bike” trails on his bike, Troy truly enjoys embracing new challenges with his friends by his side. When he is not outside, Troy is doing research to finish his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Through this, Troy is writing software to transmit haptic feedback from a prosthesis through electrocuting an amputee's nerve so they can feel and move their phantom limb as if it was the prosthesis. Following his passion to give back, Troy also volunteers for the adaptive sports communities as often as he can.
What does living the mountain life mean to you?
Living in the mountains means taking care of the environment that surrounds us, to make a personal commitment to learn to explore and recreate safely.
Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.
My perfect day outside consists of 4-6 hours with ideal conditions and energy levels! It's so hard for an entire group to all be feeling great to tackle a huge day and having everyone together and laughing is my favorite.
What's one reason you love working with Stio?
It's really important for me to be with a company that take ownership over their environmental impact. Stio's Annual Stewardship does just that while being a great education tool for consumers to understand how companies can improve their manufacturing process. Hopefully more companies will follow suit!
Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?
I still haven't skied the south aspect of Mount Superior! That's definitely a goal this year although I've already done the ascent which I've heard is the harder part, ha! Exploring a new ski resort and doing a hut trip are also on the top of my list.
How do you create balance in your life?
I'm really good at valuing my own time. I do my best to make my life efficient, it bites me in the butt sometimes but I find myself squeezing a lot of great memories surrounded by a lot of work at random times of the day or in the car going to the mountain.
What styles are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?
The new Colter down parka! It looks like a great piece for casual settings.
What does Let The Outside In mean to you?
Let The Outside In to me means, facing new challenges in the outdoors you've been preparing for so you can improve and succeed.
Any other stories, facts, insights or advice you want to share with people?
My atomic skis and dominator wax is the recipe to a good time out in the mountains.