Calgary – Coaches

    Jared Anderson

    Head Coach/Program Director/ Team Manager

    Favorite snowboarder – Nicolas Muller/ Kazu Kokubo and my brother!
    How long you have been snowboarding – 18 years
    Weird hobby – Tinkering in the garage
    Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Surfing
    Favorite snowboard trick – Frontside air/Backside 360
    Why you got into coaching snowboarding – Was a natural progression from growing up snowboarding and competing all winter. I’ve met a lot of great people through snowboarding and have had a lot of really cool experiences along the way. It is awesome to share those experiences with future generations.
    Favorite thing about Riders On Board – 100% run, managed and influenced by snowboarders.

        Adam Brownlie

        Competitive Programs

        Favorite Snowboarder – Louif Paradis
        How long you have been snowboarding – 18 years (guess I’m snowboard legal now)
        Weird hobby – Changing into clean socks. I go through a minimum of 2 pairs a day. I also never ever wear snowboard socks twice without washing them. I own 20 pairs of snowboard socks and retire old ones regularly.
        Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Golf.
        Favorite snowboard trick – Frontside 3 stalefish, handplants, and frontboards
        Why you got into coaching snowboarding – I got into coaching through my parents who are ski race and snowboard coaches for a club now called Westman Ski and Board. They encouraged me to get my instructors certification when I was 16 and I have been working in the industry ever since. Snowboarding has always been a family sport for me and I am lucky to be involved with a club now that reflects the same family atmosphere and values that I grew up with.
        Favorite thing about riders – I enjoy watching athletes grow up and mentor the young kids in the club. Many of the coaches we have now used to train with Riders On Board. It’s great to see them giving back to the sport and continuing to enjoy snowboarding after stepping away from competition.

            Karine Daze

            Lead Lil’ Sister/Female Programs

            How long you have been snowboarding – 20 years
            Weird hobby – Sewing, jewelry making with recycled materials, any craft with sparkles!
            Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Photography, yoga, traveling
            Favorite snowboarder – Jamie Anderson
            Favorite snowboard trick – hand’s’ plant
            Why you got into coaching snowboarding – I wanted to get involved in the community and give back to the athletes. I have had so many great people influence me over the years in my snowboarding career, I hope I can be that person for my athletes.
            Favorite thing about Riders On Board – As this is my 11th season with Riders on Board, it has become my family.

                Max Hughes

                Competition Programs

                Favorite snowboarder – Muller, Gigi, Danny Davis
                How long you have been snowboarding – 9 yrs?
                Weird hobby – whistling/ blues harp
                Favorite past time other than snowboarding – drumming
                Favorite snowboard trick – back one. No grab. Or front board.
                Why you got into coaching snowboarding –  those who cannot do, teach.
                Favorite thing about Riders On Board – maturity optional.

                    Alison Vizina

                    Competitive Girls

                    Favorite snowboarder – Nicolas Mueller
                    How long you have been snowboarding – 9 years
                    Weird hobby – crocheting and sewing
                    Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Biking or skateboarding
                    Favorite snowboard trick – back side 180s or front boards
                    Why you got into coaching snowboarding –  To help encourage more people to progress and enjoy snowboarding as much as I do no matter what ability level their at.
                    Favorite thing about Riders On Board – it’s like having a second family. We’re always having a good time and making fun of each other but at the end of the day you know your family’s got your back.

                        Connor Lengkeek

                        Lead Lil’ Brother

                        Favorite snowboarder – Nicolas Müller
                        How long you have been snowboarding – 8 years
                        Weird hobby – I play classical violin
                        Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Going skateboarding or camping
                        Favorite snowboard trick – Backside 180
                        Why you got into coaching snowboarding – I like working with kids and coaching allows me to spend more time on the snow.
                        Favorite thing about Riders On Board – Riders has created an awesome community of snowboarders, helping kids progress and also bringing people together who share the same passion for riding.

                            Christine Slater

                            Lil Shredder Coach

                            Favorite snowboarder – Gage Laursen
                            How long you have been snowboarding – 28 years
                            Weird hobby – collection of safety vests
                            Favorite past time other than snowboarding – camping / fishing / back country hiking
                            Favorite snowboard trick – long fast turns on a super powder day!
                            Why you got into coaching snowboarding – coaching with riders on board has brought me back to my roots! I was an instructor in 1991 , judged in the early years (much earlier years lol) my passion is the mountain on bluebird powder days
                            Favorite thing about Riders On Board – how we are committed to FUN, the comradery and family atmosphere.

                                Eva Collins

                                Favorite snowboarder – Jack Collins
                                How long you have been snowboarding – ’84-’85 season
                                Weird hobby – collecting vinyl
                                Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Hanging out at my cabin
                                Favorite snowboard trick – Working on back 1’s
                                Why you got into coaching snowboarding –  I have a little obsession with starting people proper!
                                Favorite thing about Riders On Board – Community, it’s what makes this club a fun learning environment.

                                    Torrance Donaghy

                                    Lil Shredder Coach

                                    Favorite snowboarder – Eero Ettala
                                    How long you have been snowboarding – 14 seasons
                                    Weird hobby – Gardening and collecting comic books
                                    Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Surfing
                                    Favorite snowboard trick – Backside 540 (any grab)
                                    Why you got into coaching snowboarding – Couldn’t leave the club after I grew up, had to find a way to stay. Here I am
                                    Favorite thing about Riders On Board – How much happiness all these amazing people bring and all the life lessons learned along the way…also Max Hughes

                                        Sean Asgar-Deen

                                        Lil Shredder/Freestyle Coach

                                        Favorite snowboarder – Kyle Larson and all the boys in SRD
                                        How long you have been snowboarding – Since I was about 8 years old, so this is probably my 14th season!
                                        Weird hobby – I point out every single dog I see to my friends
                                        Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Skateboarding and Climbing
                                        Favorite snowboard trick – Back lips and half-cab nose presses
                                        Why you got into coaching snowboarding – Snowboarding has had such a positive impact on my life, I want to make sure kids are having as much fun as I did and continue to be part of the snowboarding community.
                                        Favorite thing about Riders On Board – Everyone in ROB is in the club because we love snowboarding. Doesn’t matter if you just like to get out and do some casual carving, or if you want to be the next greatest Olympic athlete, if you love snowboarding you’re going to fit in with the ROB crew no problem!

                                            Riley Krumes

                                            Lil

                                            Favorite snowboarder –  Scott Stevens, Jess Kimura
                                            How long you have been snowboarding –  13 Years
                                            Weird hobby – Terrarium Building
                                            Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Motocross Racing
                                            Favorite snowboard trick – Backside 180
                                            Why you got into coaching snowboarding –  I used to be in Riders On Board, and it created a sense of belonging for myself, I became a coach to create that feeling for other kids- Especially girls – on the mountain!
                                            Favorite thing about Riders On Board – I love the team of coaches, and riders, it feels like a gigantic family when were all together!

                                                Bailey Kimmel

                                                Favorite snowboarder – Tim Eddy, he may not be the most technical snowboarder out there, but he knows how to have fun on and off his snowboard.
                                                How long you have been snowboarding – 10 years!
                                                Weird hobby –  I love cooking and trying to find ways to make healthy food taste somewhat good.
                                                Favorite past time other than snowboarding – Mountain Biking, River Surfing and the Guitar.
                                                Favorite snowboard trick – Getting a faceshot in a field of powder. Or a backside rodeo.
                                                Why you got into coaching snowboarding –  I grew up snowboarding with friends on weeknights at COP. They were the most fun and memorable nights of my childhood and i wanted to pass this experience onto other kids.
                                                Favorite thing about Riders On Board – They provide kids a supportive environment to progress while still maintaining our main goal of having fun!

                                                    Ethan Pylypiw

                                                    Lil Shredder Coach

                                                    Favorite Snowboarder: Danimals
                                                    How long I’ve been snowboarding for: 8 years
                                                    Weird hobby: screen printing
                                                    Favourite past time: skateboarding
                                                    Why you got into coaching snowboarding: It’s cool to see younger generations progress and have fun, so I want to make that possible
                                                    Favourite thing about riders on board: It is a well knit community, like a family.

                                                        Amalie Johnson

                                                        Bio coming soon……