I am writing all of these intros as well as my own. I have been apart of Academy since the beginning when my Roomate Matt Peterson and JB the President and Founder started it in the Fall of 2002. I first got on an Academy board in 2004 when I was officially put on the team. Its been an amazing 17 years since then. Still being involved as an owner, rider, photographer and team manager has been a dream. Being able to design our boards at the best snowboard factory in the world and help run the company with people who are truly as passionate about snowboarding as myself is what its all about for me.