Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Snowboarding Since: 1996
Riding Venture Since: 2016
Setup: Venture Storm, Spark ARCS, 686
Bio: Frankie grew up riding rails and icy park jumps on the east coast. After school he moved to Tahoe to ride park for a few years, but relocated to Washington after discovering the joys of riding powder. Frankie spends most of the year exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest on his splitboard, where alpine summits, steep couloirs and gorgeous pillows are always top priorities. When the Cascade winter season dries up, he quenches his thirst for powder with trips to snowier places such as South America and Alaska. When not splitboarding or riding chairlifts at Baker, Frankie spends his time mountain biking, or hanging at the with his family and Labradors, Wyatt & Loretta. Frankie pays the bills with a job designing mountain bike suspension.
Best Snowboarding Memory? As a new dad, I've gotten to watch both of my kids strap into a snowboard for the first time in the last 2 years. They are still working on the basics, but judging by the excitement on their faces, you'd think they were riding untouched Chilean couloirs.
Why Venture? Venture snowboards are built by people with integrity and a true passion for snowboarding.
Quote: If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire this old house would have burned down a long time ago.