Burlington, VT – April 10, 2003 – Gravis Footwear is very proud to announce that it has added snowboard/ skateboard industry vet Rebecca Herath-Roose to the family as its new Global Team Manager. Rebecca will be responsible for managing the numerous facets of Gravis’ Development Team comprised of top athletes from the surf, snow and skate worlds, as well as globally recognized artists and musicians. Additionally, Rebecca will coordinate and manage all special events that involve Development Team members.

Born on the east coast and raised on the west coast, Rebecca grew up with surfing, skating and snowboarding on the brain. Prior to taking the reins as Gravis’ new team manager, Rebecca held it down for a number of years at Morrow Snowboards as the company’s marketing/ team manager. Before her tenure at Morrow began, she worked at NHS Inc. where she focused her attention on growing and strengthening the Santa Cruz Skateboard & Snowboard brands.

Her new position at Gravis required her to re-locate from soggy Seattle, WA, to Gravis’ global headquarters in Burlington, VT, and although she had to make moves geographically, she is really stoked on her new venture. “Being a part of Gravis is an excellent opportunity for me because I’ll be working with really smart, creative people who are constantly pushing forward,” Rebecca says. “I really feel welcomed and a part of something great.”

Rebecca’s deep roots in the action sports industry, coupled with her fired up attitude and positive outlook make her an extremely valuable addition to the Gravis dynamic. Welcome to the family, Rebecca!