SNOW TEAM

Kristin Jessen
Name: Kristin Jessen
Nicknames: K1, Kris
Date Of Birth/Age: 02/27/95 (23)
Hometown: New Richmond, WI
Where do you live now? New Richmond, WI
Number of years riding: 11 or 12
Home resort: Trollhaugen
Hook ups: IPP, Damage, Flux, Holden
Current set up: IPP Kingdom Collection - Harrow 147 and Flux GU Bindings
How did you get into snowboarding? I skied and my brother snowboarded and just like any little girl I wanted to be cool like my big brother, so I ditched the skis and picked up a board at a local ski swap. I actually hated it at first and called my mom to come pick me up (lol) Let’s just say I love it more than anything now! I can’t really remember what ever clicked that I wanted to progress in it more but whatever it was I’m thankful.
Favorite place to ride in MN: I enjoy riding at Hyland it kind of has the same fast paced vibe as Troll. I always find humor in kids getting thrown off the tow rope so that’s always funny to see too.
Favorite memory snowboarding: Oh boy, they probably start way back in middle school ski club. My friends and I would always go through the woods and build our own jumps. We’d purposely pretend we couldn’t hold onto the tow rope and cause collisions. Literally laughed so hard we’d pee ourselves and have to ride the bus home with wet pants.
Favorite trick: Front boards
Favorite snowboard film: Not a film (sorry) but LTC Tornado edit. Everything about it was just 12/10 Big fan.
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: I just like being outside, whether it’s running, biking or kayaking I’m all for it. Recently caught the running bug so we’ll see how long that sticks around.
Why should people support their local shop? There’s so many reasons to support your local shop but the standout one to me is the relationships you build with people at the shop. The customer service/care is beyond anything you’ll receive at a big dealer or online. And if you’re shopping for something you love the odds of someone helping you out with a similar passion is pretty big and that is huge when it comes down purchasing what’s right for you.
Shout outs: Ma & Pa, Friends, Fam and all the troll homies <3

Nial Romanek
NameNial Romanek
Nicknames: Nalyay, Nail
Age: 29
HometownHibbing, Mn
Where do you live now? Truckee, CA
Number of years riding: Half my life
Home resort: Giants ridge/Boreal Mtn
Hook ups: I got what you need. Jk Smoking snowboards, Bonfire outerwear, Common Apparel, Deluxe boots, Dang Shades, wend wax, outdoor tech, DAMAGE
Current set up: Smoking 156 Annialator, frankenstein bindings, Deeluxe boots
How did you get into snowboarding? Went on a class ski trip in fifth grade to go ski Giants ridge. Saw a kid hit a rail on a snowboard and I never looked back after that.
Best place to ride in MN: Giants Ridge duh
Favorite memory snowboarding: That’s an impossible one to answer. Too many great times out there.
Favorite trick: Making my snowboard flex
Favorite snowboard film: Robot Foods Films
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Maybe make food!  Not sure that one’s a hard one probably just doing whatever my friends are feeling on doing.
Why should people support their local shop? Well that’s a pretty easy question. They have the most knowledge of all products, so that will help you actually pick out the right gear! Shops also give back to the local snowboard community by hosting event like movie premiers, rail jams and things like that. Plus what happens if you break something you think Amazon is going to be able to get your stuff fixed for you so you don’t miss a day on hill. Didn’t think so Prime isn’t that fast!
Shout outs: Yeee Yaaaa Diss way Dat way
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? No
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yes and I also know of someone shitting off a lift
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yep
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Close but nope Thank God!
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? There might be some funny smelling smoke around!

Dan Spooner
Name: Daniel Spooner
Nicknames: Spoonbaby, Spoonman, Spoongoon...got a pretty long list!
Age23
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Where do you live now? Still kicking it in the 218.
Number of years riding: 17
Home resortChester Bowl/Spirit Mountain
Hook ups: Damage, Rome Snowboards
Current set up: Rome Buckshot 156 Midwide, Rome 390 Boss bindings, Rome Libertine Boots
How did you get into snowboarding? So my parents would take me to sledding hills around town and after I saw some kids snowboarding I started standing up on sleds to copy them. It looked like the coolest thing ever. My mom and dad figured it out and got me a real set up for Christmas and I’ve been hooked since day one.
Best place to ride in MN: Spirit Mountain and LUTSEN #lutsenliving
Favorite memory snowboarding: Losing my powder virginity at Mt. Bachelor was a game changer for sure.
Favorite trick: The basics.
Favorite snowboard film: Pretty tough to narrow it down…I grew up watching a lot of Mack Dawg, Bald Egal, and Think Thank videos. For newer stuff definitely the Deja Vu videos and Beacon. Louif is a huge inspiration.
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Skate, play and watch soccer, hang outside, travel, camp, build stuff.
Why should people support their local shop? Shops live and breathe snowboarding and want to help you have the best possible snowboard experience. By supporting them they’re able to put on cool events and make stuff happen in your area.  
Shout outs: My family for their years of support, my girlfriend Sarah for understanding my snowboard addiction, Ben for putting me on the shop team and doing everything he does, Rich at Rome for bringing me on board and always hooking it up, my friends for keeping the hype alive, everyone I’ve looked up to or helped me in some way over the years…thank you!!!
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? No, but I'm sure #lutsenliving will get the best of me eventually...
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? I prefer the woods to avoid peeing on myself.
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Sorry, no chairlift love stories.
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? I have both fallen and jumped off a chairlift.
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Bullshitting and occasional rap battles.

Barry Buhr
Name: Barry Buhr
Nicknames: buhrito
Age: 39
Hometown: Frazee, MN
Where do you live now? Duluth, MN
Number of years riding: 30ish
Home resort: Spirit Mt
Hook ups: Capita, Union, Coal
Current set up: Capita DOA 156 w/Union Contact Pro’s & Capita UltraFear 155 w/Union Flight Pro’s
How did you get into snowboarding? The first step was instinctually standing up on the sled in the
backyard. Then I saw a snowboard at the sledding hill and begged until I got a plastic board for
Christmas 1988. In 1992 I got a “real” board with metal edges.
Best place to ride in MN: Lutsen
Favorite memory snowboarding: SO many...gotta go with a tie between:
1) Did a Haakon flip in front of Terje in the Sierra halfpipe and he said “hell yeah”.
2) I was learning Michaelchucks and Jeff Brushie asked me how to do them.
3) any epic pow, park, street, or backyard day with friends
Favorite trick: method
Favorite snowboard film: Perceptions
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: mountain biking and playing guitar
Why should people support their local shop? Local shops pretty much create and maintain the whole local snowboard scene. They bring the snowboard community together.
Shout outs: all my friends and family who’ve either ridden with me or supported my lifelong passion
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? I feel like I must have, but not that I can recall.
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? No, but I’ve jumped
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Safety first

Viktor Simco
Name: Viktor Simco
Nicknames: Viktorman
Age: 29
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Where do you live now? Venice Beach, California
Number of years riding: 18
Home resort: Lee Canyon (Vegas)
Hook ups: Rome
Current set up: Rome
How did you get into snowboarding? Lived in Riverside at the bottom of Spirit Mountain
Best place to ride in MN: Lutsen
Favorite memory snowboarding: Learned a backflip at Lutsen a decade ago, then learned a switch
backflip at Whistler, BC, then a double backflip at Stevens Pass, WA.
Favorite trick: Switch backflip
Favorite snowboard film: Happy Hour
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Surf
Why should people support their local shop? It’s the lifeblood of the local culture. They have the pulse on the up and coming generation through the OG’s. Real shops make an impact in the community even outside of skating / snowboarding and never stop making shit happen.
Shout outs: The person that made it possible for me to make a living snowboarding by moving us to the bottom of Spirit Mountain, my dad Papa Ron.
Extra​ ​Credit​ ​Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Mt. Hood
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Mammoth
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Not on accident
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Enquist is WASHED. Simco is BACK.

Eric Christopherson
Name: Eric Christopherson
Nicknames: E
Age: 40
Hometown: Detroit Lakes
Where do you live now? Duluth
Number of years riding: 28
Home resort: Spirit Mt
Hook ups: Rome, 32, Damage
Current set up: Rome Agent 156 w/ Targa bindings
How did you get into snowboarding? Skateboarding
Best place to ride in MN: Spirit Mt
Favorite memory snowboarding: Learning how to ride at Detroit Mountain
Favorite trick: Front Board
Favorite snowboard film: Mackdawg Stomping Grounds
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Hang with family and friends, Skateboard
Why should people support their local shop? The shop supports the local scene and puts on fun events for everyone. Always good to shop local and support the local economy. Support the shop because the shop does a good job of supporting the companies that are doing good things for snowboarding.
Shout outs: Family (Andrea, Olivia, Ollie, Parents and Sister) All my Friends along the way especially (Ben, Barry, Mike@32 Rich@Rome)
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Nope
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Nope
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Long time ago...
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Jacket got caught on one @ Buena Vista and I was hanging there about 10ft off the ground.
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? I used to fall asleep on the chair.

Brian Wilson
Name: Brian Wilson
Nicknames: Senior Wilson
 Age: 28
HometownVirginia Minnesota
Where do you live now? Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe, California
 Number of years riding: 17
Home resort: Giants Ridge
Hook ups: Damage Board Shop, Must Be Minnesota
Current set up: Ride Burnout, Ride Revolt bindings, Adidas boots
How did you get into snowboarding? I surfed, Skimmed, and Skated in Maui when I was a kid. Eventually, I moved to Virginia Minnesota when I was 10. I was always on a board, so it made sense after moving to Minnesota to start snowboarding. Fell in love and have been riding ever since.
 Best place to ride in MN: Giants Ridge, Spirit Mountain, Lutsen
 Favorite memory snowboarding: Every moment I’m on my board with friends, are the best memories.
Favorite trick: Rails: Back 180 Switch 50, Jumps: Back 720 Nose
Favorite snowboard film: Any Videograss, Sugar Shack
 Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Skating, Hiking, Boating, Golfing
 Why should people support their local shop? Because your local shop is part of your local community, and supporting your local community is better than any corporation.
Shout outs: Family, Friends, Metal Music, Damage Boardshop, Must Be Minnesota.
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Many people have asked me this question, and in fact the answer is yes - many times in my day. (Shouts to Kenny Powers)
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yeeeah, couple times, I definitely peed on myself a little Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes, watch your own bobber
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Jumped off into a tree once
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Either you suck farts or join in on my pterodactyl screaming

Mark Wilson
Name: Mark Wilson
Nicknames: Wolfey, Toptank, Boscar, I feel like they change quite often.
Age: 26
Hometown: Virginia, MN
Where do you live now? Portland, Oregon
Number of years riding: 18
Home resort: Giants Ridge
Hook ups: Damage, K2, Dakine, Dragon, and Adidas
How did you get into snowboarding? I started skateboarding a year or two before snowboarding, so I guess I was just naturally attracted to snowboarding when it was too cold to skate.
Best places to ride in MN: Giants Ridge, Spirit, Lutsen, Trollhaugen, and Hyland.
Favorite memory snowboarding: I had never been overseas until snowboarding gave me the opportunity, so that is definitely up there.
Favorite trick: Backlip is always a good rail trick. Riding away from anything in powder feels amazing.
Favorite snowboard film: Too many to pick one. But Love/Hate and Burning Bridges had a huge impact on me. Also, I think the Robot Food movies showed snowboarding in the funnest way possible.
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Skateboard and travel.
Why should people support their local shop? There are so many reasons. Buying gear from your local shop supports the whole skateboard/snowboard scene in your area. They put on the contests, video premieres, and help put local boarders on the map. There is a level of personal connection between shop owners and skateboarding/snowboarding that can’t be replaced. Would you rather buy a product from someone that lives a similar lifestyle, and helps their community out..or help buy someone you've never met a new car?
Shout outs: Family, friends, sponsors, future wife ;)

Eric Enquist
Name: Eric Enquist
Nicknames: Enquist
Age: 29
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Where do you live now? Out west in a van with my gal. No actual address or destination at the moment.
Number of years riding: 16 
Home resort: Spirit Mountain
Hook ups: Damage Boardshop
Current set up: Stepchild Simon 152, Union Contact Bindings, Vans High Standard Boots.
How did you get into snowboarding? I've been skateboarding since day one and when I moved from CA to MN when I was younger it just fell into place after looking at a few magazines and watching X-Games.
Best place to ride in MN: Spirit Mt. for all around riding but if you wanna go cruise and get away from the crowd head up the lake shore to Lutsen.
Favorite memory snowboarding: Every long day I've had hitting jumps with friends at Spirit from sun up to sun down.
Favorite trick: Backside 7 Japan's
Favorite snowboard film: Such a tough one but I gotta say "The Resistance." So classic.
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Rock climbing
Why should people support their local shop? Keep supporting your local shop because they have been there since day one. They know what's going on in the snowboard world down to the core and are actually out there shreddin hard! Pretty much your local shop ares about more than just the dollar.
Shout outs: Shout out to Damage Boardshop for helping me out since 05!! And to all my friends that I've shared a great day with shreddin on the slopes!
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Never puked off a chair.
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? I've peed off a chair more than I can count haha.
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Never fallen but have purposefully jumped off.
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? I'll always accept a race off the chair.

Jared Jordan

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