Mike Yoshida’s photography career started as a skateboard dirtbag in Alaska and then he made his way down to the Lower 48.  He’s spent seasons riding Baker and getting to know the NW, the snowboard scene and the people involved in it.  His summers at Mt Hood turned into a photo gig at K2 he parlayed that into gigs with Snowboarder and Transworld.  Today, he is the Photo Editor of Snowboarder Magazine, a dream job for anyone who likes to slide sideways.  On the podcast, we talk about the road to his desk. 

Mike Yoshida Show Notes:

2:00:  Life growing up in Alaska, Skate/Snow, High School trouble

9:00:  Moving to Washington for college, dropping out, and skateboarding

13:00:  Getting hurt and photography

15:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

Outdoor Research: (Get 15% off you’re order with the checkout code POWELL15)

17:20:  Snowboarding Baker on the cheap, going to Hood, and season two of both Baker and Hood

26:00:  Season 3 at Baker, shooting and firefighting

32:00:  Working for K2, corporate photography and travel

38:00:  His competitive photography career

43:20:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20.”

The 10 Barrel Brewery:    My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

45:00:  Being a mountain man, injuries in the BC, and documenting them

49:00:  TEN, magazines, and restructuring.

55:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Shaun McKay