"Sometimes the best gear is that which accomplishes its mission in the simplest possible way. That’s the perspective I bring to creating riding gear at Mosko."
My love of action sports started at age 5 in Ontario, Canada when my dad came home and asked, “Who wants to learn how to ski?” I was hooked. Never one for team sports, I gravitated toward the freedom and expression of skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and mountain biking.
I moved West for college, studying Industrial Design at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Industrial Design presented an opportunity to combine my love of all-things outdoors, with my life-long passion for creating things. Living on the West Coast, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of the mountains, was a dream come true. I spent all my free time rock climbing, downhill mountain biking, and backcountry skiing in British Columbia’s rugged backcountry terrain.
I started out as a freelance designer for companies like Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mountain Hardwear, and Outdoor Research. Over time this developed into a full-time position at Dakine in Hood River, where I met Andrew in 2006. In 2010 I traded Hood River’s small-town vibes for the sunny surf scene of Ventura, California, and a job designing packs and accessories at Patagonia. After four great years in California, my wife and I missed the expansive wilderness and unmatched trail access of Oregon, so we returned to Hood River and I rejoined Dakine as Category Creative Director for Mountain Bike and Snow.
I currently ride a DRZ-400 that’s all setup for Northwest trails and offroad camping. I prefer riding gear that’s streamlined and minimalist, without sacrificing performance. There’s an old saying: “The more you know, the less you need.” Sometimes the best gear is that which accomplishes its mission in the simplest possible way. That’s the perspective I bring to creating riding gear at Mosko.