How and when did you start skiing, how has it evolved ever since, and what got you into freeskiing?
I staarted skiing when I was 3 years old. When I saw guys doing tricks and riding the park I decided, "this is awesome. I want to do this," and started hitting jumps and rails.
Was there any particular experience that made you consider pursue skiing professionally?
I would say every day I went and skied a powder day growing up. I wanted to be able to do that all the time, and becoming a pro skier allowed me to do just that.
Who were/are your idols on and off the hill?
My dad is one of the main ones. Some of the guys I looked up to when I was coming up in skiing were guys like Pep, Abma, Pollard, Mahre, and Seth Morrison.
What does skiing mean to you personally?
It means different things on different days...sometimes it's an escape, or work, or just a way to have fun, but more than anything it's just what I love to do.
Do you have any specific goals for your skiing in your future?
Film with a big film company and put together a solid segment. And push my skiing every year.
What aspect of skiing thrills you the most?
Skiing pow and hitting big jumps or drops.
In what conditions and what terrain do you most enjoy riding?
Any time I am in the mountains I'm pretty stoked. Any day that the snow is deep!
Any activities that aren't ski related?
I am really into mountain biking and surfing. Some day soon I'll start racing motocross again.
How do you manage to combine family/friends and job?
That's a tough one, always being gone in the winter is hard. Especially being out of the States for weeks at a time. But just keep in touch the best you can, and everyone realizes that when spring rolls around I'll be back haha.
Please answer, if possible, with one word only.
Trick/move: flat 3
Movie: Pulp Fiction, All.I.Can.
Book: East of Eden
Resort/place to ski: Whistler
Car: Chevy 2500
What do you like about SCOTT?
The gear is awesome, the people I work with are also awesome.
What are your favorite SCOTT products?
For skiing, I like the Off-Grid Goggle. For bikes, the FR-10 is my go-to.
What SCOTT products are you using this year?
The new SCOTT goggle as well as the Off-Grid, and the Team Issue Pole.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Well I am currently sitting here in Japan, and I would like to see myself here enjoying some deep snow, still skiing professionally.
What sponsors do you ride for besides SCOTT?
Moment Skis, Mountain Hardwear, Bern, Dalbello, Backcountry.com, Outdoor Tech, Arcade
People you feel you need to thank:
My dad, everyone that has helped me over the years and all my sponsors.
What's playing on your iPod right now?
A variety of things from the Misfits, Warren G., Metalmucil, Black Keys, Willie Nelson