I left a corporate job of 14 years to pursue what really made me happy - helping people follow their path to fitness and health, particularly outdoor activities here in Colorado. I am grateful to have many avid skiers, snowboarders and even some split boarders as clients. After years of working in a cubicle (with trail maps taped to every square inch of wall!) I had to leave the flickering fluorescent lights and structured 8-5 grind. It was a tuff transition, mentally, financially and emotionally. But after one year of starting out I was able to create a sustainable business that allowed me to keep bills paid, wife and dog happy, and allow me to get 2-3 days of Splitboarding in each week. Its a great life!
I found tgr after meeting Travis Rice on his tour supporting art of flight. He was kind, genuine and inspiring in my pursuit to enjoy snowboarding even more. When I saw Jeremy jones portion of the movie I had an epiphany - that Splitboarding is the answer! I jumped all in, got avy certified, talked my buddy into as well and have not looked back! Half my days at the local resorts with friends and clients, the rest are with my buddy in the backcountry, climbing and seeking new terrain. I watch Jeremy's movies almost weekly for inspiration :). We even had a few overnight ski/Splitboard trips. I have a lot of admiration and respect for his approach to life, mountains and giving back. I have learned a lot from him and try to use that knowledge and passion to help others in their pursuits to reach their "peaks" - mentally, physically and spiritually.
I truly believe that the journey is the reward! When things get tuff in life, or on the mountain, I reflect on that and feel it. Thank you Jeremy Jones for pushing the limits and inspiring others, thank you tgr for filming it and bringing it to us.
Certified Personal Trainer, TRX - Force Certified, NSCA - Certified