TPM EPISODE 44: KRIS 'JAYMO' JAMIESON

TPM EPISODE 44: KRIS 'JAYMO' JAMIESON

 Kris “Jaymo” Jamieson is one of the nicest and unintentionally cool people you will ever meet.  He doesn’t try to be the man, he just is and his passion is contagious.  He’s done everything you can do in action sports at the highest level, from being an athlete, media personality, desk jockey and now, to start up partner.  He’s never done anything soley for money, it’s always been about passion and the money has followed.

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TPM EPISODE 43: SAGE CATTABRIGA-ALOSA

TPM EPISODE 43: SAGE CATTABRIGA-ALOSA

While Sage Cattabriga Alosa had set his goal on being a professional skier, his ski career was made in one shoot and he never looked back.   From racing in Wyoming to chasing the Collins Brothers around in Utah, Sage honed his craft and became one of the best skiers of his time.  His exploits are legendary, his movie segments many and his outlook on things is a little bit different and that’s just one of the things that makes him awesome on and off the hill.

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TPM EPISODE 42: MATT STERBENZ

TPM EPISODE 42: MATT STERBENZ

When Matt Sterbenz finished at the U  of M, he left the Midwest in search of bigger mountains that would help him achieve his goal of becoming a pro skier.  When Matt turned his dream into a reality, he could finally peak behind the curtains of the ski industry.  When he realized he didn’t like what he saw, he decided take matters in own hands.  He starts 4FRNT Skis as a vehicle to help evolve the sport he loves and after 15 years of no profit, is forced to sell. On the podcast Matt shares all the details and how the future looks for the Jason Levinthal owned, 4FRNT.

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TPM EPISODE 41: HOWARD KATKOV

TPM EPISODE 41: HOWARD KATKOV

Howard Katkov is doing something that’s never been done in the ski industry with his “Fight the Man, Own the Mountain Campaign.” He started as a surfer then became a student, lawyer, developer, manufacturer, corporate executive and for over a decade, he’s   been the owner of RED Mountain.  Now, he’s creating the opportunity for everyone to own a piece of what he and many others think is the best skiing in North America.  Find out his story and all about owning RED.

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TPM EPISODE 38: SCOT SCHMIDT

TPM EPISODE 38: SCOT SCHMIDT

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.

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TPM EPISODE 37: JOHN SPRIGGS

TPM EPISODE 37: JOHN SPRIGGS

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.  And….he hasn’t given up on his pro ski career, the question is, have sponsors and fans given up on him?   

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TPM EPISODE 36: GLEN PLAKE

TPM EPISODE 36: GLEN PLAKE

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

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TPM EPISODE 35: TIM EDDY

TPM EPISODE 35: TIM EDDY

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...

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TPM EPISODE 33: MATT VAUGHAN

TPM EPISODE 33: MATT VAUGHAN

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.

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TPM EPISODE 32: ANDY PARRY

TPM EPISODE 32: ANDY PARRY

 

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.

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TPM EPISODE 31: BRIAN ARAGON

TPM EPISODE 31: BRIAN ARAGON

 

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

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TPM EPISODE 28: TRISTAN HERBERT

TPM EPISODE 28: TRISTAN HERBERT

 

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.

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TPM EPISODE 27: COLE SEELY

TPM EPISODE 27: COLE SEELY

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.

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TPM EPISODE 26: JT HOLMES

TPM EPISODE 26: JT HOLMES

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, and his career in general.

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