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I am a Canadian dual-sport athlete in Snowboarding and Mountain Biking, hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
I started my athletic career as a linebacker for the infamously tough Kamloops Red Devils, during their back to back two-time BC Championship wins, and was selected to go to the All-Star BC Lions Jr. Development Team after High School. This gave me the backbone to branch out into my professional career later on in both Snowboarding and Mountain Biking. I turned my attention to snowboarding (still in its infancy as a sport) and raced over 25 World Cups in the '90's representing Canada for Burton Snowboards on the first National Team in Snowboardcross and Giant Slalom before retiring as the National Boardercross Champ in 2000.
At this time I was also pioneering the new sport of "freeride" mountain biking during the '80's and '90's, and was in the first ever MTB freeride feature film, "Pulp Traction", by legendary ski film cinematographer, Greg Stump, and went on to star in the seminal Kranked films 1 to 4. I filmed over 25 more feature films from Burton to Warren Miller projects, competed in the landmark contest "Redbull Rampage", and kickstarted the freeride mountain bike movement, riding for Rocky Mountain Bicycles under the banner of the famous "Froriders". I was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2010, and now I announce many live events around the globe from Crankworx Enduro World Series, to FIS Alpine World Cups, through to smaller grassroots local races. For filming, with the onset of online media, I now mostly concentrate on web edits, I also coach in both sports and have a bunch of TV show hosting gigs under my belt.
As you can see, sports are a lifelong passion and career that I feel extremely lucky to have, and I don’t take it for granted! I am happy to partner with Maloja to spread the love of the mountains, the joy and beauty of the great outdoors, and wicked product to keep you looking and feeling good while out on the ride!