Meet Stephen, a snowboarder, surfer and an American Eagle Outfitters store associate from Sellersburg, Indiana. We interviewed Stephen while on our Spring 2014 photo shoot in San Francisco to learn more about him. Check out what he had to tell us and be sure to follow Stephen on Twitter, Instagram, and see his Pinterest board.
What’s it like to grow up in Sellersburg, Indiana?
It’s quite fun for a small, quiet country town. Although everybody knows each other it’s nice because you never know when you may need a neighbor’s help.
Where do you go out for a late night bite in your hometown?
If I go out for a late night bite I usually go to Steak ‘n Shake.
You like to snowboard. How did you find your passion for this sport?
I like to stay active with anything I do. One way for me to stay active in the winter is to snowboard. It’s such a fun and free sport.
Do you have a ritual when you go snowboarding? What’s it like to take a first run of the season?
Yes, I like to grab my friends for the first trip of the season. It’s more fun when my bros are there to push me harder. The first run of the season is always the best. It’s peaceful to be on the mountain and interact with all the different elements.
Where is the coolest place you’ve been snowboarding?
Snowshoe, West Virginia.
Are there any places you would love to snowboard?
I would love to shred the slopes in Whistler, Canada and anywhere in Chile.
Do you have any tips for beginning snowboarders?
My tip would be to just have fun with it.