Riders On Board

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 Coach Girls Programs/Office Manager
  • 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.

Eva Collins

Lil Shredder Coach
  • 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

Riley Krumes

Lil Shredder Coach
  • 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

Grom Competitive Coach
  • 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!

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About Riders On Board
Riders On Board is canada’s longest running snowboard club. Providing world-class training, coaching and competition services for snowboarding athletes and their families.
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