SIA Newsletter

Andrew Hicks***,**

I moved to Whistler as soon as I graduated high school. Thanks to Ken Ach and Don Schwartz for making that happen for me! I worked for the Snowboard Shop in town. Ken and I actually lived in there for a couple months till we found a place to live. I slept behind the board rack; Ken had a bed set up behind the grinder.

I got a job at Westbeach Shop a couple years later and ended up meeting the Sessions rep who was up from California. She called me a couple months later, said she was quitting but I should apply for the job. Next thing I knew, I was sitting in Cindi’s office getting hired. Sessions then decided to hire a distributor in Canada and I was hired on by Christian and Claude from C4 Distribution. I spent the next 8 years with them selling whatever they sent my way.

About 5 years ago I had the opportunity to start working with The Program. Thanks to Alex Warburton and Jonny Q for not leaving Dutch alone till he agreed to hire me. I figured it was the closest I’d ever come to working for Burton and worth the hassle of moving to Calgary. Since the move I’ve added Skullcandy and the One Distribution brands.

***2008 Rep of the Year Winner

**2007 Rep of the Year Winner