Our team is really a team of brand ambassadors called “The Tribe” that help promote not only an alternative healthy drink but also to be happy, healthy and adventurous in your life!Â Members of The Tribe are chosen not just for how hard they shred but how hard they work to spread the stoke by coaching, mentoring, trail-building, land and ocean stewardship, and most importantly a great attitude, commitment to well roundness and spreading the word on positive movement and adventure and living lives fully 365 days a year.
Scroll down to check out the members of the
Mocean MatÃ© Tribe.
Age: Â 21
Name: William Castle
Current Residence: “Derby, VT.Â Â I can see Canada from my house!”
How You Pay the Bills: “Fortunately I donâ€™t have any of those Bill things yet.”
Disciplines: “Downhill Mountain bike racing, upright string bass player, Natural Resources/Forestry Assistant Teacher, Trail Builder.”
Competitive or Creative Career Highlights: “2nd place finish at Gravity East Finals, Building Trails along side legend Kyle Ebbett, State champ lumberjack Tug-O-War team”
Describe your Ultimate Day: “Any day when the sun is shining, I am surrounded by my friends, a bike is between my legs and a trail is in front of me!”
Travels: “A month in Germany for student exchange, two weeks in Costa Rica doing volunteer work at a animal rescue center. Hopefully many more adventure are to come.”
How Do You Stay Strong and Active: “Mountain biking, nordic skiing, body weight training, listening to my body and of course drinking Mocean MatÃ©!”
Playlists to Shred To: “I prefer to ride to the sounds of the birds and trees myself. On my Ipod these days though is everything from Animal Collective and Blitzen Trapper toÂ J-live and Apollo Brown.”
Inspirations: “Anyone who lives for their passion, is brave enough to step out of their comfort zone to push to that next level and doesnâ€™t wait for it to come to them, but instead goes after it!”
If you had the ultimate power to make positive change in the world, describe what you would do: “I believe I would give all people the power to recognize their uniqueness and Individuality. For them to become the owner of life and destiny and take personal responsibility for them. Also for them to understand to be successful you don’t have to be loud. You don’t have to be elected. You don’t even have to be smart or well educated. Although you do, however, have to be committed.”
Upcoming Goals/Projects: “To Attend College next year to study Adventure/Outdoor Education while pursuing the career of riding and racing my bike. Also to continue to Have fun on my bike, push my limits, travel to new places and give back to the community of biking.”
Sponsors/Plugs/Shout outs: “Ideride, Kingdom Trails, Mocean365, Burke Mountain, The whole Ide family and Kyle Ebbett”
Current residence: Stowe, VT
How you pay the bills: â€œIâ€™m on the tit for one more year, but as of this year Iâ€™ve been working three years strong at Iride in Stowe VT.â€
Disciplines: â€œMountain Bike (Downhill,4X/DS,Slopestyle/Dirt Jump), Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, Long boarding, Competitive Cross Country Snowboarding!â€
Competitive or creative career highlight: â€œUS Open of Mountain Biking- 11th in Downhill (JR.), 5th in Slalom (JR.)â€
Describe your ultimate day: â€œPretty much any day where I can go Bike, Snowboard, or just go do something awesome with a boatload of friends! But if I had to create a day that I could do everyday for the rest of my life this would be it: It all starts with a breakfast trip to Waffle House (for the best breakfast in the world.) Then meet up with a bunch of buddies at the mountain and shred downhill runs all afternoon. After that we dig some dirt and dirt jump till itâ€™s too dark to see! Then if we still have enough energy to stand up; go grab the long boards and do some midnight hill bombing. And of course any ultimate day must of course be followed with some time just chilling with friends.â€
Travels: â€œWhistler BC solo trip back in 2007. It was the most amazing experience of my life (between being my first and only time on a plane, my first time going west, traveling alone, and going to one of the most breathtakingly amazing places in the world to ride my bike for a week=the best week of my life)â€
How do you stay strong and active?: â€œI donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever thought about it before, Itâ€™s never been an issue for me. When Iâ€™m not hitting the gym 7 days-a-week 5 hours a dayâ€¦but seriously thanks to Mom and Dad Iâ€™ve grown up eating real healthy and just going out and getting on the MT, digging dirt, or just screwing around it really doesnâ€™t matter, Iâ€™ve just found it hard not to be active.â€
Playlist to shred to: â€œThe shred playlist ranges a great variety of genres but here is a few from each genre:
Bouncing Souls, NOFX, Operation Ivy, Wolfmother, Tool, Sweatshop Union, Hilltop Hoods, Clutch, Sublime, Michael Franti, RJD2, MSTRKRFT, Deadmau5, Allman Brothers, Naughty By Nature, Ratatat, Jurassic 5, Dropkick Murphys, Dead Kennedys, Street Dogs, Minor Threat, Dilated Peoples, The Roots, Deep Purple, Old Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, The Misfits, a little Johnny Cash, I could keep on going for an hourâ€¦â€
Inspirations and why: â€œI would have to say my inspirations are in the people who have overcome serious injuries to continue to go on to have great successes. After having some bad injuries you really feel for these people and respect their determination. And it always reminds me that I am lucky enough to be able to wake up each day and get on my bike or strap into a snow board; after thinking about that it makes you want to live everyday like it could be your last and try to be your best every day.â€
If you had the ultimate power to make positive change in the world, describe what you would do: â€œIf I could do anything in the world I would make the world so that no person would start out their life at a disadvantage, be it poverty, status or anything else. Every person would have an equal opportunity to make something great out of their lives. I believe if this was the case, the world would be a whole lot different.â€
Upcoming goals and/or Projects: â€œTo qualify for the world cup and win the gravity east series title for Jr.X in the 2011 season. Also to get into college in a location that allows me to train throughout the school year (preferably Southern Cali or Squamish/Vancouver.)â€
Sponsors/Plugs/Shout Outs: â€œVoncooper Productions, Iride, Mocean MatÃ©, West Branch Yogaâ€
Name: Patrick Kell
Current residence: â€œMoretown, VT. Great, central Vermont location with awesome mountain bike trails all around, close to the Mad River for fishing and swimming, great snowboarding at Sugarbush.â€
Disciplines: â€œmountain biking for life! Â I started riding in 1992 back in Ireland, when mountain biking was practically unheard of. This was before the first wave of purple bike components, neon yellow was cool, and we rode in hiking boots and sweatshirts. Currently I ride all over Vermont, usually Waitsfield/Fayston, Stowe and Waterbury, mostly all-mountain/trail riding. I typically get out there 5+ days week, and try to get started as soon as the trails are dry in April, and ride right through until November. Pine Hill Park in Rutland is a cool place to pedal in March, as soon as the snow is gone, it dries up.â€
Other disciplines: â€œsnowboarding, mostly as Sugarbush, usually 35-50 days a year. Â My job as Executive Director of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association keeps me very busy and active outdoors from March-November, involving lots of hiking to work on trail projects.â€
Competitive or Creative Career highlights: â€œIâ€™ve struggled through a couple of off-road triathlons and a half marathon! Iâ€™ve ridden the length of Ireland in 5 days. I tend not to be too competitive with mountain biking, I simply want to get out there and dig and ride trails as much as possible, and to get other people into it. Â I can be a bit competitive with trying to make the season as long as possible and get in some trail rides in March and November or December if itâ€™s still dry.â€
â€œCareer wise, my adventures in Africa and with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps were amazing, and definitely set me on a path of combining a career and a lifestyle â€“ I feel that I made some positive changes in the natural environment and saw positive changes in myself and the folks I worked with. The 9-5 doesnâ€™t cut it for me, I like to work hard and do something that I live for at the same time. Â Lifeâ€™s too short to spend in a cubicle, doing something that I donâ€™t like. Â Â Recently, the progress with mountain bike trail access in the Green Mountain National Forest and the Vermont Ride Center are proving to be motivational and rewarding, in seeing the greater vision of these large-scale, all- ability, trail networks come together, and chipping away at the day â€“to-day details at the same time”
Describe your ultimate day: â€œup early on a spring morning, hearing the chickadees singing, long, long all-mountain ride on dry, technical, flowy trails, stopping to smell the roses and check the views, cold swimming hole after, big BBQ, laughs, busting chops with your good riding buddies, crash into bed, repeat.â€
Travels: â€œA lot! â€“ Ireland (home), all around the UK, western Europe, China, Australia, three months in Zimbabwe working on various conservation projects, and six months in Namibia working on a rhino monitoring project – six months in a desert environment like Namibia is great for the soul! I also got to drive solo through the Namib and Kalahari Deserts, canoe on the Okavango Delta, Lake Kariba and the Zambezi River. Africa is a truly amazing continent, itâ€™s where we all evolved from, right? Â In the US, Iâ€™ve traveled mostly on the east coast â€“ mountain biking in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.â€
How do you stay strong and active: â€œAlong with mountain biking and snowboarding, I participate in Crossfit year-round, which is great for overall conditioning, flexibility, and endurance. Over the winter I also play dodge-ball and swim a couple of times a week.â€
Playlist to shred to: â€œThe Cure, Pavement, Neil Young, Built to Spill, Cat Empire, Chemical Brothers, Rise Against, Velvet Underground, Band of Horses, Son Volt, My Morning Jacket.â€
Inspirations and Why: â€œEd Abbey for his awesome speech about how to live, you know the one. John Muir for the National Park Service, Tryg Cooper, a phenomenal character and wildlife conservationist; all those who work to make a difference, and create positive change, protect the environment and create good communities; the pioneers of mountain biking, who rode Marin County, Pearl Pass, Laguna, wherever, in down vests and checked shirts in the 1970â€™s, they made me who I am. Â Wade Simmons, â€˜cause heâ€™s rad!â€
If you had the ultimate power to make positive change in the world, describe what you would do: â€œItâ€™s a clichÃ©, but true – world peace, respect for individuals and diversity, no more wars, no more abuse, no more dependence on oil, more people on bikes.â€
Upcoming goals and/or Projects: â€œTo keep the Vermont Ride Center project moving forward and develop more trail access in the Green Mountain National Forest. Â Vermont lacks purpose built, built to last, mountain bike trails networks. There are some, but we need more, the sport really needs to be in public eye, front and center with bombproof trails, weâ€™re here to stay! Â Â We need networks with easy access to campgrounds, lakes, kids trails, beginner trails, family trails, free-ride trails, advanced backcountry networks, lift access bike parks. Â Thatâ€™s my goal!â€
Events: â€œVermont Mountain Bike Festival on July 16 and 17, 2011. There will also be the VMBA spring movie night in Burlington, sometime in late April or early/mid May.â€
Sponsors/Plugs/Shout Outs: â€œMocean MatÃ©, the VMBA Board and supporters, everyone who gets out of bed on a Sunday morning and helps their local club â€“ no dig, no ride. Or maybe you lead kids rides or help with a club website, whatever it takes to make riding better in your hometown. The International Mountain Bicycling Association â€“ mountain bikers need to support IMBA, they got our backs. The USFS in Vermont for being cooperative with developing mountain biking in the Green Mountain National Forest, those involved in the Vermont Ride Center (Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Land Trust, Town of Stowe).â€
Current residence: Newark VT my home town.
Disciplines: â€œMountain Biking, Skiing XC or Downhill, Dirt Biking. I am a bicycle mechanic at East Burke Sports in the summer and am following my Jedi teachers into the world of ski tuning for winter. As well as an EBS employee I also work with Ide Ride, and the Kingdom Trails creating more great areas to play in Burke and hopefully beyond.â€
Competitive or creative career highlights: â€œI have long been out of the competitive world and know ride purely to get out and ride and get away from the not so real real world I live in. Previously I have competed in XC skiing and Biking events.â€
Describe your ultimate day: â€œMy ultimate day would involve waking up to a plate of heuvos rancheros and then climbing the tallest hill around with a bike on my back.â€
Travels: â€œI have lived the past five years of my life in Salt Lake City, Utah riding and working in the bike industry. I have traveled a small amount of the west and the east and am hoping to explore much more outside of the US in the coming years.â€
How do you stay strong and active?: â€œI am very active whether riding a mountain bike outside on a mountain or inside at a skate park, to skiing hiking to go skiing or biking or riding a dirt bike Iâ€™m always on the move. I am a firm believer in stretching, Â Pilates and the best food I can get my hands on to help stay fit, injury free and to help stimulate the mind.â€
Playlist to shred to: â€œAnything from Young Jeezy to The black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Billy Idol every type of music has made it into my library for at least a few minutes.â€
Inspirations and why: â€œMy inspirations are my good friends there are few famous people I really look up to but the people I have known over the years are the ones that have done the most to inspire and teach me.â€
Sponsors/Plugs/Shout Outs: â€œStop in and checkout East Burke Sports as well as the Kingdom Trails and you can see and ride some of great work Ide Ride, Kingdom Trails and all of the local volunteers have helped to create.â€
Name: Scottie Raymond a.k.a. ESKAEone
Age: Â Â â€œ35 but I spend my days playing with a 3 year oldâ€¦ like a 3 year old.â€
Current residence: â€œBurlington, Vermont: love the music and art scenes here, the access to super healthy local food, the myriad of rock climbing near by (yep itâ€™s true, nope I ainâ€™t tellinâ€™), the skate scene, Vermontâ€™s mountains, Lake Champlainâ€¦ I just dig B-town.â€
Disciplines: â€œGraff writer, emcee, mixed media artist, skate and snowboarder, biker of all disciplines, rock climber and husband/papa.â€
Competitive or creative career highlights: â€œIn no particular order: bolting, establishing and getting the F.A. on Necrotelecomnicon 5.11c, Wright Park, Middlebury, VT; running a skateboard camp at B-townâ€™s waterfront park summer 2010; competing in the Wall2Canvas Graffiti competition Summer 2010; Â competing in my first Sprint Triathlon Summer 2010; Â helping to raise the money to build a concrete skate park in St. Johnsbury, VT; riding Jay Peak in 3 feet of powder (any and every time it has ever happened); being a part of bringing two beautiful little girls in to this world.â€
Describe your ultimate day: â€œI wake up next to a still naked MB (hey, you asked) only to be shortly and abruptly ransacked by two rambunxious little girls, Isabel and Mirium. Â We are in a small cabin on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean (I donâ€™t care where). Â Honestly the rest is all cake at that point, but Iâ€™m thinking some Huevos Rancheros with a small fire to keep warm by followed by a family bike ride to get the blood flowing. Â Perhaps after this we pack up the gear and head climbing, snowboardingâ€¦ Iâ€™m impartial. Â I bring a camera and some snacks and we head out. Â A great day of chargin hard at whatever ensues. Â We return to the cabin just before dark and start dinner with some all-American microbrews in hand (think Rogue, Stone, Rock Art). Â Dinner probably involves lots of finger foods but I am wicked into pirogis, empanadas and other pockets right now. Â We put the kids to bed in their own tent, sit around a fire talking about growing old and all the while I am drawing and writing it all down. Â Rinse, lather, repeat.â€
Travels: â€œI have only left the landlocked North American continent once in my life on a trip to the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Â Otherwise, I have traveled all over the U.S.: Â notably: the Great Smokies NC, Â Red River Gorge KY, Obeds TN, Hueco Tanks TX, Mt. Lemmon AZ, Salt Lake and St. George UT, San Diego CA and damn near every inch of New Englandâ€¦ climbing, hiking, riding, skating have always been a part of these trips.â€
How do you stay strong and active?: â€œI eat really great food, raise two kids, work too much at a group home trying to keep teenage kids in line, stay up late painting, donâ€™t get enough sleep, ride a bike or walk everywhere that I go, spit fire with a mic in my hand and take on at least a little of something new every chance I get.â€
Playlist to shred to: â€œI do love me some Buckethead when it really hits the fan, but itâ€™s mostly the underground hip-hop that Iâ€™m after. Â Buck 65 if I am feeling pensive, Saul Williams if I need a little more edge, Sage Francis pretty much anytime, Atmosphere all the time and pretty much anything Anticon when I feel like I want to expand my mind.â€
Inspirations and why: â€œGandhi did so much with so little; Kerouac made madness sexy; Che never gave up on what he believed in; Saul combined hip-hop, rock, acting and slam poetry and made them all his muse and his bitch at the same time; Choe is still appropriating every aspect of street art, smacking itâ€™s ass and turning it on itself.â€
If you had the ultimate power to make positive change in the world, describe what you would do: â€œTwo words: EVERYONE EATSâ€
Upcoming goals and/or Projects: â€œI am working on getting a lot more publicity for my art, recording my first solo LP, moving in to a new house, trying to figure out how to combine my social work with my skills more adeptly and still get paid and working on a small business with a couple of good friends moving good food straight to the people, check out http://www.pirogiunion.com/â€
â€œPeace~one love~ SKâ€
Name: Joe Fox
Residence: St. Johnsbury, VT
“I am not a skier.
I started skiing when I was two. I was doing “Juicy Fruit” commercial style daffy-spread-daffy’s at 10. I first skied tucks at 11. I’ve been there over 30 times since then as well as countless other backcountry descents in New England on both alpine and telemark gear. I’ve raced. I’ve instructed. I like it steep, narrow, and sketchy. I like to earn my turns.
I am not a snowboarder.
I started snowboarding when I was seven. I’ve competed in slopestyle, boarder cross, and slalom back in the day. I’ve instructed. I like it steep, narrow, and sketchy. I like to shred the woods via head-lamp.
I am not a fisherman or a hunter.
Sometimes I fish and sometimes I hunt. I feel connected to the Earth when i do in a way that few can understand.
I am not a runner.
I run about 25-40 miles per week. I ran over 15 races this year. I’m training for a spring marathon. I wear tights and have fancy shoes.
I am not a cyclist or mountain biker.
I’ve ridden a “century.” I recently did a challenging 45 mile road ride on a heavy, knobby tire mountain bike in a charity ride for Green Mountain United Way that i helped organize. I love Kingdom Trails.
I am not a hiker.
I’ve through-hiked the Presidential Range in a day. I’m going to try to do it again in under 6 hours.
I am not a skater.
I remember my first Powell Peralta deck. I remember sketchy home-made skateparks. I’ve recvently advocated for and facilitated the construction of a skateboard park. I was the first person to skate it.
I am not a musician.
I try to play guitar an hour a day. Friends and I still occasionally jam. I like to sing. I like to scream.
I am not a politician.
I helped build a playground. My wife, kids and I cut the ribbon. I sit on the Fit and Healthy Coalition, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Community Advisory Board, and the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce Promotion Committee advocating for and coordinating events and opportunities for physical expression.
My name is Joe Fox. Mocean MatÃ© fuels my adventures.
There are plenty of stronger, faster, more down-to-earth, dedicated, “core” people out there. I get inspired by them. I take their stoke and spread it. I try to live every day as if it is my last. If it’s fun and respects others, I’ll do it.”
Current residence: â€œWaterbury VTâ€¦â€¦.I love Waterbury, its proximity to everything is a plus and the ability to walk/hike out of your front door is hugeâ€¦..not to metion Rome Snowboards.â€
Disciples: â€œDjing, music production, dad, landlord, Nurse, generally nice guyâ€
Creative career highlights: â€œToo many successful festivals/club nights to name, and the longest dance night outside of Burlington, soon to be working with One studio in Waterbury with kids.â€
Describe Your Ultimate day: â€œHanging with my wife and two kids, going on a hike in the woods, doing a couple of runs on the slopes, remolding the house, thenÂ slipping out of the house after everyone/family is asleep to DJ a packed club.Â Basically buring the candle on both ends.â€
Travels: â€œDjing from Montreal, Boston, New York, Baltimore, DC, down to Winter Music conference in Miami. Love the west coast and has only been to Europe onceâ€¦â€¦.need to travel more, lets go Mocean MatÃ©!â€
How do you stay strong and active?:Â â€œLugging around DJ equipment to shows and I take the stairs and chase after my two children. I run and plan to become more active this year through weight training and cardio.â€
Playlist to shred to: â€œIâ€™m a djâ€¦its all goodâ€¦â€¦if itâ€™s a good vibe Iâ€™m groovin…Miles Davis, Louie Armstrong, Ol dirty/wu tang, Jimi Hendrix, Biggie smalls, James Taylor, Portishead, Drum and Bass (electronic), DubstepÂ (electronic)â€
Inspirations and why:Â Â Â â€œDahlia Lamaâ€¦he takes bad and makes into a good thing..I strive to have more compassion in every step I take and work at my own personal enlightenment.â€
If You Had the Ultimate Power to Make Positive Change in the World, describe what you would do: â€œI would utilize the elderly and have them teach our children the ways of the world, so much heritage/culture is lost when the elderly are put in â€œhomesâ€.â€
Upcoming Goals/Projects:Â â€œI am writing music again after 5 years off and should be done with anÂ electronic albulm. I am also working on a live set that will be entirely of my own music. VERY STOKED!â€
Sponsors: â€œRome Snowboards, Piecasso Pizza, Rimrocks, One Studio, Digilog Studiosâ€
Name: Margaret Schlachter
Current residence: Killington, VT. Wake up each morning looking at the
Disciplines: Adventure (Obstacle) Races, Trail Running, Alpine Skiing, Surfing
(I wish more), and Most things that can get me outside into nature. Coaching
Alpine Skiing and Womenâ€™s Lacrosse.
Competitive or creative career highlights: Competing and finishing in the top
ten in the first ever Spartan Race in Burlington, VT 2010. It started this whole
thing. Tough Mudder New England 3rd woman in my heat. Qualified for Worldâ€™s
Toughest Mudder 2011.
I spend much of my time coaching others now (alpine skiing and lacrosse)
and watching them succeed and grow from their successes is more rewarding
than my own endeavors. The day I became a Wilderness EMT and joined the
Killington Fire Rescue has been a life changer.
Finally, the day I made the choice to sign up for the 2012 Death Race. It has
been a turning point in my adult life to decide to see how far I can really push
myself mentally and physically.
Describe your ultimate day: Ultimate dayâ€¦ Tough one. So many days and
things are amazing. Waking up in the mountains, enjoying clean air, fresh food
from my garden, if close to the ocean surfing, if not a long hike in the woods and
surrounding mountains. Surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature. Cap off
the day with some good friends good music and most likely a bonfire. Yup, thatâ€™s
a good day.
Travels: Try to spend at least two weeks a year surfing in Costa Rica. Have
been fortunate enough to go to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and a
couple countries in Europe, but my small town in Costa Rica really has a special
place in my heart. It just keeps pulling me back.
How do you stay strong and active?: I love to get out on the trails, summers
on my feet and winters on skis, anything to get me out in the fresh air. For fun, I
play disc golf a couple days a week and can be found swimming ponds of VT. Iâ€™m
on my SUP a bit, rock climb a bit, surf (I wish more) and a host of other things. In
the colder months Iâ€™m in the gym and coaching on the mountain. I keep myself
fueled up and happy with food from my garden and CSA and of course Mocean
Playlist to shred to: Right nowâ€¦ The Runaways are making a comeback on
my ipod, Mumford and Sons, Yeah Yeah Yeahâ€™s, Daddy Yankee, many many
Inspirations and why: I find inspirations all around me. My mother and
grandmother have shown me what it is like to be a strong independent woman.
I am continuously inspired each day by people around me accomplishing their
own personal triumphs. Anyone reaching to achieve beyond what initially thought
unimaginable, they inspire me each day to work a little harder myself.
If you had the ultimate power to make positive change in the world,
describe what you would do: So many people I know are stuck in the grind
of life. If I could change one thing it would be to open peoples eyes get them
outside into nature and reconnect with the earth and how truly amazing it is and
respect all it gives us. If we all had a deeper connection with the earth maybe we
would stop systematically destroying all our wonderful resources.
Upcoming goals and/or Projects:
2011 and 2012 are going to be big years on many fronts. Upcoming Races
for 2011: Spartan Beast Race, Aug. 6, 2011. Vermont 50 (50K) Race in Sept.,
Worldâ€™s Toughest Mudder, Dec. and ultimately the 2012 Death Race in June of
2012. I have a host of smaller races mixed in as well local and regional. In life, I
am finishing my Masters in Education Leadership from UVM and am on track to
graduate in Spring 2012 just before the Death Race.
Have to shout out my blog, www.dirtinyourskirt.com and all the wonderful people
who read and follow it each day. Vermont Peanut Butter Company, Mocean Mate, and
everyone else supporting me on this journey.
Age- i stopped keeping track
Current residence- small town on the Maine coast,York.
Disciplines- keeping it real,keeping it simple.riding waves and making surfboards.
Career highlights- getting into almost 200 grateful dead shows.riding powder in utah for 7 full
seasons.getting barreled in hawaii.laughing at owl chapmanÊ¼s jokes.meeting richie havens.turning a
boy from EthiopiaÊ¼s fear of the ocean into a love affair with waves.making surfboards that suit my
style.paddling 26.5 miles around new york city for a good cause.inspiring someone i look up to,to do the
same thing.hosting a radio show.seeing myself on a spacecraft sticker 3 times.learning to ride a
motorcycle,on a harley davidson.hiking down a mountain in the dark after my ï¬rst multi pitch
climb.meeting my better half.
Ultimate day-hanging with the boys,shredding pow, paddling out, or just kickin it in the hookah lounge.
Travels-cuba and the berlin wall.sunset beach hawaii, sleeping in trees in humboldt county and not
sleeping in brooklyn,ny.
For strength- doing what you love and not what everybody else says you should do.
Play to shred-roberta ï¬‚ackÊ¼s version of Gene McDaniels â€œcompared to whatâ€
Inspirations-bill cunningham, fashion photographer for the new york times.check out the documentary
Ultimate power to make a positive change-patience
Upcoming goals/projects-itÊ¼s a secret
Shout outs- spacecraft, liquid dreams surf shop, jb at sterling rope.mark wakeling at forum
snowboards.greg levy at oneill.