I have been a professional snowboarder for past couple decades and I'm looking to of transition into a role within the action sports/outdoor industry for my next chapter in life. I'm skilled in sales, marketing, social media, coaching, design and product management. Charismatic, easygoing, adventurous and driven to motivate others to succeed in reaching their goals.
Social media marketing & engagement
Personable and friendly
Products sales & ordering
Promotions and marketing strategies
Event planning and coordination
Strong work ethic
Adaptable and self-motivated
Action Sports Industry Focused
HND (Higher National Diploma) Sports Coaching, Aberdeen College.
Represented the UK as a member of the British Snowboard Team for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Increased personal web traffic by 98% by improving and optimizing web content via social media (Instagram & personal website/blog)
- Grown Instagram audience & following organically to 25k+ followers and actively engage with fans, friends, peers, industry heads. Market my current sponsors and boost sales and exposure through varied content.
Qualified Snowboard Coach (BASI Level 3)
Qualified Snowboard Instructor (BASI Level 3)
Long Valley Fire Fighter (Voluntary)
PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARD ATHLETEJan 1998 to Current
Promoted a dozen or so high calibre brands through contests, demos, trade shows, social media, magazine, film and client promotions. Effectively communicated and networked with a diverse group of athletes, coaches, fans, peers and industry heads.
Served as a professional athlete for the Drop MFG brand for 17+ years amongst other brands.
Trained for many hours per week for contests and events. Negotiated multiple annual sponsorships and bonus contracts. Promoted company products to the masses. Continual help with product development and product testing/design.
Sales Associate/CashierFeb 2017 to Current P3 Freeride Shop － Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sales associate that deals with snowboarding and hardgoods primarily. Have a good relationship with the manager and work with him ordering and buying brands into the shop. Helped bring in new and exclusive brands to the Mammoth Lakes, CA region. Brands such as Db Equipment, Wearcolour, Poc, Adidas snowboarding etc. I found that having brands that P3 exclusively carry would give us a different clientele and edge over other retailers.
FITNESS/LEISURE ASSISTANT/INSTRUCTOROct 2009 to Jan 2011 Badenoch and Strathspey Leisure Centre － Kinguisse, ScotlandI was a full-time leisure assistant in charge of opening and closing the complex, cleaning and maintaining a safe work environment. I was also teaching several classes a week, mainly indoor cycling (spin) and circuit classes. During my time there I was sent to many training classes and gained a wealth of knowledge as well as full understanding of fitness equipment. Accomplished multiple certifications including; spin level 2, trampolining, and youth coaching.
Full-Time General Contractor/Carpentry Feb 2014 to Jul 2016 EASTERN SIERRA CARPENTRY － Mammoth Lakes, CAWorked full-time as a general contractor. I was also skilled at custom carpentry and fine woodworking. My boss and I worked together and have become best of friends. He taught me many skills and we worked amazingly as a team. He then took over his family business managing Crowley Lake Store and I started my own mobile Auto detailing business.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts, HND Sports Coaching (Outdoor)2003Aberdeen College － Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomCompleted a 3-year college degree in sports coaching. I'm a qualified snowboard instructor and coach as well as having qualifications in sailing, rock climbing, kayaking and awards in other sports.