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Team The Collective

Rob Alford

Rob Alford

Revelstoke, BC

Snow Team Rider

Sled of choice: Skidoo 800 174

Years on snow: 30

Quote to live by: “Ride it like it’s stolen”

Sam Tuff

Sam Tuff

Calgary, AB

Snow Team Rider

Favourite place to ride: Perisher, Australia

Years on snow: 13

Quote to live by: “cry on the inside like a winner”

Katie Cowley

Katie Cowley

Pender Harbour, BC

Snow Team Rider

Snowboard of choice: DC Ply

Favourite place to ride: Whistler, BC

Years on snow: 6 years

Quote to live by: “you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love” – Jim Carey

Jake Teuton

Jake Teuton

Revelstoke, BC

Snow Team Rider

Ski’s of choice: Salomon Rocker 122’s

Favourite place to ride: Anywhere around Revelstoke

Years on snow: Most of my life, around 18 years probably

Quote to live by: “don’t forget to enjoy the ride”

Mark Kowalchuk

Mark Kowalchuk

Thunder Bay, ON

Art Team Designer

Current Location: Calgary, AB

Art Background: Mark Kowalchuk is a Canadian illustrator and graphic artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. Growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and attending art school in the east of Canada. Studying and completing a degree in fine arts at Lakehead University and a 3 year diploma in design at George Brown college. Mark gained the experience and confidence to enter the print, sport and clothing industry in later years. After starting the skateboard company ‘Artschool’ 6 years ago with Jeff Talbot his business partner, Mark has found success selling his own designs through a variety of skate shops in Canada and the USA.

Gaining career momentum this year by having 2 snowboard designs being named in the Top 10 Snowboard graphics of 2014 by Snowboard Magazine. Currently Mark focuses on his art, collaborations with other artists as well as clothing design with recent contributions to Volcom, YES Snowboards and Bombsnow Magazine.

Favourite project to date: Whatever I’m working on at the moment

Facebook: facebook.com/markkowalchukart

Website: www.markkowalchuk.com

Danny Leblanc

Danny LeBlanc

Revelstoke, BC

Snow Team Rider

Snowboard of choice: Burton Trick Pony

Favourite place to ride: All the mountains that surround Revelstoke

Years on snow: 16

Quote to live by: “A glass of beer shortens your life by one minute, a glass of beer by two minutes, and a day of work by seven to ten hours”

Justin Hodgson

Justin Hodgson

Chase, BC

Bike Team Rider

Bike of choice: Kona Process 153

Favourite place to ride: Revelstoke, BC

Years on bike: 6

Quote to live by: “whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right”

Facebook: Justin Hodgson

Kim Vinet

Kim Vinet

Revelstoke, BC

Snow Team Rider

Ski’s of choice: Armada Norwalks & Kufos

Favourite place to ride: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Years on snow: 25…ish

Quote to live by: “make yourself available to say yes!”

Jordan Decker

Jordan Decker

Warkworth, New Zealand

Snow Team Rider

Snowboard of choice: Salomon 156 MANS board

Favourite place to ride: Blackcomb, BC

Years on snow: 19

Quote to live by: “why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder”

Nadine Overwater

Nadine Overwater

Rocky Mountain House, AB. (Revelstoke, BC for 9 years)

Snow Team Rider

Sled of choice: Skidoo summit 800 T3 154” – My sled is a weapon this year!!

Favourite place to ride: Depends on weather, but all round likely Turtle, AB

Years on snow: Ditch banging since I was a kid, mountain riding since 2003, snowboard life before that but slowly switched.

Quote to live by: “shoot the moon”

Facebook: Nadine Overwater

Photo Cred: Tim Grey

Al Clark

Al Clark

Kootenays, BC

Snow Team Rider

Snowboard of choice: 156ish tapered in Winter, twin in Spring. Bindingless boards.

Favourite place to ride: South Columbia

Years on snow: 31

Quote to live by: “Life is short, don’t take it too seriously”

Photo credit: Keri Knapp

Jean-Guy Michaud

Jean-Guy Michaud

Allardville, NB & Revelstoke, BC

Snow Team Rider

Snowboard of choice: Backcountry – 160cm Prior MFR Park/Jib – 153cm Signal Park

Favourite place to ride: Revelstoke backcountry and creative street spots

Years on snow: Since 13 years old

Facebook: J G Michaud

Vimeo: Jean-Guy Michaud