Snowboard Teacher

Words from a Career Snowboarder

Sidewalk Surfing

Back in the 1970s skateboarding and skiing had a baby and they named it snowboarding. On the heels of its Olympic debut, 23 years after snowboarding, it seems appropriate to write about how skateboarding benefits snowboarders in the off-season. Skateboarding maintains our muscle memory and our...


Speaking Switch

Speaking Switch Speaking a second language is like snowboarding switch. We know what we want to say in our minds, but it’s really hard to make it actually happen! In most cases, we feel more comfortable in our natural stance, and in our first language! The use of language is fundamentally...


Choices. Not Luck.

When I tell people what I do for a living, so often I get the response “Wow, you’re so lucky!” and I often respond “No, not lucky, I just made choices.” However, luck does have something to do with it. I was lucky to be born where I was into the family that I was. Snowsports have been in my life...