Get to Know Kelly Davis

Kelly DavisKelly Davis
Director of Research



How long have you worked for SIA? Since May 1, 2007

Where did you grow up? San Diego, CA and in the DC area

Sports team:  Nats!
Board game: Monopoly
Food:  Prosciutto Parma
Color: White
Skiing or riding destination: Mammoth, Vail, Whistler

Best SIA Snow Show memory: The Snow SportsResearch Forum dinners in 2011 and 2013.  My fellow researchers know what I’m talking about.

What’s something that not many people know about you? I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you.

Who are your favorite bands or musicians?  I can’t resist David Byrne but the last thing I downloaded was a single by Diplo featuring Nicky Da B…go figure

Coolest place you have ever been: In the left seat of a Cessna, circling 500 ft. above the Arizona memorial in Hawaii

Top three off-snow activities: Trail running, mountain biking, wine drinking

What’s your favorite candy bar? Snickers

I would like to meet . . . Taylor Wilson, a 19 year old kid who built his first atom bomb at age 10 in his parents’ garage. Now he’s working on cold fusion. Seriously.

What’s your best snow sports memory? The first time I rode a snowboard in powder at Solitude in 2011.

What’s the first ski/snowboard shop you visited? I was too young to remember – something in San Diego.  I remember buying a Hexel bag and asking my Dad for Atomic skis.

First area I skied/rode at… Mammoth