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TPM Episode 39: Scott Stevens, Pro Snowboarder

Scott Stevens is one of the most creative snowboarders out there and his skills on a trampoline are second to none. He’s not a household name but he should be. Instead, he’s a blue-collar snowboarder who is comfortable in front of the camera, not crowds. I caught up with Scott at High Cascade Snowboard Camp to talk about his life and career. Scott Stevens Show Notes 2:27: Scott’s history at High Cascade Snowboard Camp and who influenced him 4:00: Who rides like him in snowboarding 6:25:...

Duration: 00:45:29

TPM Episode 38: Scot Schmidt, Ski Legend

Scot Schmidt is a legend in mountain towns across the globe. He blazed a trail that inspired generations of skiers and created a way for ski athletes to monetize their talents outside of competition. From learning to ski in Montana to moving to Squaw Valley with the goal of making the US Ski Team…. Skiing was “It” for him. When money became a barrier to making the team, found himself shooting with local photographers and, eventually, traveling the world in the pursuit of good snow. 1:25:...

Duration: 00:54:18

TPM Episode 37: John Spriggs, Pro Skier

John Spriggs is known for many things: Being a professional skier for over a decade, taking his basketball height and making it work in the terrain park and backcountry and, most recently, a high-profile arrest for assault and other charges. Fresh out rehab, John now has 6 months of sobriety under his belt and he’s trying to figure out who he really is and learning strategies of how to deal with that person. Between the alcohol and the anger issues, it’s not going to be an easy road....

Duration: 01:19:46

TPM Episode 36: Glen Plake, Ski Icon

Glen Plake is the most famous skier ever, in my opinion. While his skiing has always been top level, no matter what type of skiing he was doing at the time, he’ll always be remembered as the guy with the Mohhawk. The guy who, along with Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, and Greg Stump, created the overused word Extreme. From arrests to celebrities to his thoughts on the state of skiing, here is the best of Glen Plake 2:00 Plakeisms: Glen’s thoughts on global warming, the hotel (ski industry),...

Duration: 01:05:49

TPM Episode 35: Tim Eddy, Pro Snowboarder

Tim Eddy is one of the more positive people you'll ever meet and he happens to be a pro snowboarder with an interesting story. He started slaying rails and rocking a persona known as T-Money when he was an up-an-comer on Burton and then he really found his true, wacky, self when he left the brand. We talk about being an am, what it means to go pro, the financial crisis, tiny homes and more... Tim Eddy Show Notes 2:18: What is the Rat Race all about? 5:00: From Mass to Sacramento to...

Duration: 00:42:41

TPM Episode 34: Hana Beaman, Pro Snowboarder

Hana Beaman has been a professional snowboarder for half of her life. She has been on the podium at the X Games, shredded powder in Alaska and done everything in between…but her real focus in life is finding fun. On the podcast, we talk about her career, test tube babies, gender inequality in snowboarding, and a lot more… Hana Beaman Show Notes 2:39: How long has she been coming to High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells Camp ? 3:31: Growing up Big Bear Lake, her test tube sister,...

Duration: 00:56:21

TPM Episode 33: Matt Vaughan, Owner, Easy Street Records

In 1987, the (West) Seattle music scene and Easy Street Records were both in their infancy. Both the scene and the store showed a DIY ethos that is still apparent today. The global culture that was created by the scene was cultivated locally by the store. There were a lot of players in Seattle, Matt Vaughan was and still is a very important one…He would never say that but he says a lot on the podcast. Matt Vaughan Show Notes 2:43: Major developments in the world of Easy Street, 4:30:...

Duration: 01:33:27

TPM Episode 32: Andy Parry, Pro Skier

Andy Parry is one of the more unique skiers on the planet. He’s an innovator, a pioneer of content creation, and the one skier who knows what the kids want….and he delivers it to them via the web on a weekly basis (for 10 seasons) with the wildly successful Line Traveling Circus web series. Find out how Andy relied on creativity more than to talent to make his pro ski dreams come true. Andy Parry Show Notes: 2:00: Home renovations with Andy and the relevant things that have happened...

Duration: 00:51:04

TPM Episode 31: Brian Aragon, Retired Pro Rollerblader

Brian Aragon’s life sounded like a dream until he realized it wasn’t. He was a world champion pro skater and his video parts were as legendary as his park skills. He’s traveled the world many times over, had 6 Pro Model skates, and a skatepark named after him all before the age of 30…. And then he rolled away from it all to become the Inside Account Manager over at Arrow Electronics. Find out why on the podcast Brian Aragon Show Notes: 2:03: What is a typical Monday for Brian and what...

Duration: 01:03:04

TPM Episode 30: Bryce Phillips, CEO EVO, Pro Skier

Bryce Phillips is as modest as they come for a guy that built an empire that helped change the landscape of retail in action sports. From his humble beginnings as a first grade entrepreneur in Oregon to his professional ski career, to the ups and downs of EVO, Bryce has earned everything he’s built. 2:15: What is going on in Bryce’s life this week? 2:48: Recently breaking his back 3:45: Growing up in Roseburg, OR and what childhood was like 6:00: Tough lessons learned as a kid that...

Duration: 00:51:51

TPM Episode 29: Blake Paul, Pro Snowboarder

Blake Paul came to High Cascade Snowboard Camp with his “Lick the Cat” crew this summer and Blake was the first casualty. A dislocated collarbone forced Blake off the hill and onto the podcast. We talk about the injury, growing up in Jackson Hole, Aaron Robinson, and getting to be a sponsored snowboarder. Blake Paul Show Notes 2:00: What happened to Blake’s shoulder? 3:23: How long has Blake been coming to Windells and HCSC? 4:27: Who did he look up to when he was a camper? 6:15:...

Duration: 00:45:23

TPM Episode 28: Tristan Herbert, Manager of Motorsport and Consumer Racing - Audi America

Not too many professional snowboarders, or race car drivers, come from the streets of Great Falls, VA. Tristan Herbert is the only person I know to have owned both those titles along with a few others. A naturally gifted athlete who always seems to land on his feet, Tristan has used up more than a few of his nine lives on his way to running the US Race Programs for Lamborghini and Audi. It’s a story full of injuries that changed Tristan’s career path time after time. Tristan Herbert...

Duration: 00:41:04

TPM Episode 27: Cole Seely, Pro Motocross Racer, Team Honda

Cole Seely’s road to Supercross stardom is a lot different than most. It starts in an apartment in California, where his parents put everything they have into Cole’s career….and then Cole quits racing at 16. When he returns months later, the pressure is lifted and it all comes together for Cole. He consistently places in the top 5 in 250 class and then moves up to 450’s. Right now, Cole is at the top of his game and at 27, the next few years should define his career. Cole Seely Show...

Duration: 00:34:05

TPM Episode 26: JT Holmes, Pro Skier, Wingsuit Pilot, Rally Car Racer, Stuntman

For most of JT Holmes’ 20+ years as a professional athlete, he’s been looked at as a pro skier and he still has that title. These days JT moonlights as a wingsuit pilot, off-road racer, and stuntman, all at a professional level. He’s worked to achieve some great things in the mountains, air, and on the big screen over the years while experiencing more loss (people doing what they love) than anyone I know. JT lives in a world of risk and he gets ‘real’ talking about death, his avalanche,...

Duration: 01:06:48

TPM Episode 25: Andy Farrington, Wingsuit Pilot, Red Bull Air Force

In a world of big personalities, adrenalin fueled exploits and high risk, Andy Farrington is the calm voice of reason. The youngest member of The Red Bull Air Force, Andy is looked at as the quiet, badass who can pilot a wingsuit like no-other. From cancer at age 2 to 25,000 skydives at age 33, to wingsuits and Hollywood, nothing can stop Andy Farrington Andy Farrington Show Notes 1:51: His last big trip to Jordan with Miles Daisher 3:20: His family history of skydiving starting with a...

Duration: 00:45:29

TPM Episode 24: Cam McCaul, Pro Biker, TV and Event Host

Cam McCaul has done more in 31 years than most people do in a lifetime. It all started with his bike and he’s never looked back. From the beginnings of mountain biking to the slopestyle contests of today, Cam has lived through it all. Unofficially retired from competition, Cam is still at most events, only now he’s commentating on the action. And if you miss the comps, you can always see him hosting ‘Locals” on Outside TV. Cam McCaul Show Notes 1:40: How are things in France and...

Duration: 00:41:33

TPM Episode 23: Jill Kintner, Pro Biker, Olympic Medalist

Jill Kintner is a badass on a bike and has been for more than half of her life. Regardless of the discipline, she had a drive to be the best on her bike and that drive was first instilled by her dad. Her story is a rollercoaster of emotions dominated by a lot of wins and one huge loss, it’s worthy of its own afterschool special. Jill tells her story, from the NW, to the Olympics, and beyond. Jill Kintner Show Notes: 1:30: Winning the US Open and dealing with the conditions 5:00: Born in...

Duration: 00:48:54

TPM Episode 22: Arlo Eisenberg, Skate Pioneer, Artist

Arlo Eisenberg was once dubbed the face and voice of his generation and his story sounds like the best 90’s movie that was never made. Arlo, the punk rock kid from Texas drops out of the University of Texas and moves to California to become a star in a sport that isn’t really a sport yet. He arrives on Venice Beach, gets “found” and blows up to be a global sensation who lives a life that is every 13 year old’s fantasy. Along the way he stirs up a national controversy, hosts the X-Games and...

Duration: 01:40:51

TPM Episode 21: Alex Broskow, Pro Skater

Alex Broskow’s life is full of juxtapositions. From dropping out of high school and moving into the dorms of the University of Kansas to being an athlete who is looked at as one of the best to ever participate in his sport…but couldn’t afford groceries. This rare interview dives deep into the world of skating, travel and all that comes with being a pro athlete (minus money). Alex Broskow Show Notes :57: how did Alex end up back in Kansas 2:30: Alex works full time at a warehouse....

Duration: 00:48:42

TPM Episode 20: Don Wallace, VP Sales and Marketing, Liquid Force

The road to wakeboard industry that Don Wallace took was different than most. From humble beginnings in Grass Valley, CA where life revolved around street rods, skiing, and hanging out with his brother/crew. From there it was on to college in the big city of Eugene where his Surfing Magazine subscription parlayed itself into and internship and eventually a career that is highlighted by the sinking of an $80,000 boat amongst other things. Don Wallace Show Notes: 1:14: working with...

Duration: 00:36:57

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