Academy Snowboard Co. would like to welcome Chris Files to the family as the Sales Representitive for the Pacific Northwest Region. Chris has been in the industry as a sales rep for 3-years and is currently repping Hoven, Linden Surfboards, Pro-Lite, NC & Ella Clothing and now Academy. He is also the team manager for the Hoven Snow program. He lives for the sport of snowboarding, skateboarding and rides as much as he can.

Stepping away from retail where he was the Co-Manager for The Prime Skate Shop, Chris has ventured on to start a repping group as 3S Distribution to further his knowledge in the industry. He has been skating and snowboarding his entire life and has a passion for both sports. He is very involved at all the snow/skate events and is currently working with Mt Baker Snowboard shop at one of their events 03′ — 04′ opening season party “Punk Rock Prom. Chris has built a strong support with the shops in the region and we are both stoked and looking forward to a great future.

“Chris is going to be a great addition to the family and help grow the Academy awareness. We have been looking for the right person that fits the Academy mold and I feel that Chris does. With his experience and his professionalism Chris will truly help Academy grow in the Northwest. I am really happy to have him aboard the program states Michael McGinnis the Sales Director.

Shops in the Northwest may contact Chris directly at 206-850-0235. Any other questions please contact Michael at 760-438-7674 or michael@academysnowboards.com.