Thursday, September 18, 2014


Its been over a decade now that I've been working in the snowboard industry. I've met a lot of awesome people and learned a lot first hand about business marketing. I was really interesting doing this interview because it made me realize that I had so much information retained that was not common knowledge. Most of it was life experience but what was crazy too is that I didn't realize how good of information it was and is, just all these tid bits from people along the way of this crazy lifestyle I live. I love it, I love the challenge of trying to make something from what you got, like cooking dinner when you cant go to the grocery store, taking what you have as a snowboarder and exploiting it to sell product so you can continue to do what you love as a job!

Here's some tid bits with people I have been spending a lot fo my summer with.. at 'The Monster Factory'...

The Monster Factory- Episode 2: Business from Handman Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Cake

There's something different about German chocolate cake that makes it my absolute favorite. More then any other chocolate cake. 

I have been trying to nail down and create the flavor picture I have in my head from my experiences with German chocolate for a long time. Yes, the frosting is amazing, and over the top and I have not quite perfected my recipe for it without using butter. When I perfect it, I'll post it! But for now this is my Paleo German Chocolate Cake or since I don't have the frosting recipe lets call it
Hazelnut espresso chocolate cake.

 It's not only my favorite but it's my dads as well. He and my step mom came out to Jackson Hole for his birthday so I wanted to make sure I finished this recipe so I could make it for them. 

I had some extra of an experimental batch that I tried as pancakes, I added about 1/4 cup of thick coconut milk and they turned out great too!

Paleo German Chocolate cake
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tbs instant espresso
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup hazelnut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

4 eggs
1 1/2 Tbs vanilla
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 Tablespoons coconut oil

Bake at 375' until puffy enough that when you lightly press down the top, it's pops back up. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Monster Factory: Episode 1

Episode 1 from The monster Factory: real stories of winter athletes living the dream...
  The main theme with this episode is these friends of mine who have legit real job degrees and would be very successful in a 'American Dream' setting type of life but they are choosing to take this precious time in their lives to ski and pursue it as a career. Knowing all these women personally, I would not put it by them for a second to not succeed at anything in the world they would want to do, talented, smart, and beautiful, whatever they do is not a waste.

The Monster Factory- Episode 1: Waste from Handman Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Training

My summer this year, is all about getting strong for winter. I'm living in Jackson Hole and training in the freeride program at Mountain Athlete. I'm about to get ready for the first day of my 4th week after I write this. So far we've just been strength training, working on our numbers, getting as strong as we can before we start maintaining. I was super nervous before starting this program and didn't even know for sure if I was going to commit but then I had the realization that I could do it if I focused on it, and made it a priority. Theres a couple ways to think about it, 4 hours/ big deal, or 4 days of training, an additional hour/7days/week to stretch and maintain flexibility and recover... its a little bit more commitment then just 4 hours/week... but I'm doing it. Training started on June 15 and goes until December 1. Mon-Thurs, at 9:30 am or 5:30 pm. Whats rad is to be committed to something that I am fully accountable and surrounded by athletes in the same scenario. I'm already getting stronger and it only the beginning of July whereas normally I would not even start to train yet. I'm getting a head start and learning so much. I know I have to watch my own back, checking my ego at the door, and listening to my body, but my coaches are earning my trust more and more each session and I'm learning a lot. With out my previous training at Crossfit Avalanche with Travis Weaver and Myles Lewis I would be way behind all these athletes but I feel like I fit right in with my knowledge, ability and skills. Heres a little teaser of whats to come...