Meet the team

Kate
D.O.B 22-8-84
After having a bad fall coming of a kicker and breaking her neck Kate couldn't snowboard the same as she has for over 10 years. Now suddenly no more tricks, jumps or dry slope.. But still with a huge passion for snowboarding a BASI instructor and keen designer along with her business law and accounts qualifications the skills all transferred well. After a lot of time, hard work and patience the brand came together. With such a great Scottish snow sports community and all the ski resorts here this new Scottish snowboard brand norVern found its place.

we aim to keep working along side the fantastic snow sports scene and will continue to be part of this little family that is the snowboarding community. We have a eco friendly outlook preserving our mountains and so therefore using recycled materials and goods. We support UK businesses and don't buy or sell anything that's not local

Greg
D.O.B 19-10-82
Greg's background has been mainly office based working in big companies being a busy manager. However his drive for success, organisation and people skills have transferred over nicely. He enjoys the freedom the off piste mountains bring.

i really enjoy working for norVern and the challenges it brings all the time offering something new and exciting. I continue to learn things every day here and that's great. It's fantastic to be out with norVern and meeting our customers who have been out riding our boards

Josh
norVern team rider
D.O.B 24-10-00
A super talented and keen young guy with a whole heap of potential. He's a local kid that attends many of the freestyle clubs. We'll be progressing his riding with lessons and support and are sure he'll do great in any competitions in the very near future.

I started snowboarding seriously about two years ago, and last year after winning the British SBX Competition in August 2015, I decided that focusing on freestyle would be way more fun. Looking forward to happy days riding with norVern on dryslope, domes and the Scottish Highlands

James
norVern team rider
D.O.B 31-08-89
A very passionate snowboarder who's made a career for himself in the sport. James is a GB adaptive rider Para snowsport rider and on his way to the Paralympics, we'll support him as he moves towards his goals.

I'm 26 and I'm a labourer doing loft conversions when I'm not riding. I ve been on the British para snow sport team for one season although I didn't have a great start last season broke my leg in January and it took 3 months to get the right diagnosis then 6 weeks in a walk boot. I'm now fully recovered and back on the snow stronger and fitter than I was before we've got the world champs in Canada coming up this season as well as a practice run of the Paralympics in South Korea

Rob
norVern team rider
D.O.B 28-11-92
A guy with a lot of drive, Rob spends his winters in Europe and rides at our local domes in the summer. He's always helping others out and supporting other riders, he's always more than happy to give us help with just about anything. And he has a massive amount of passion for snowboarding.

I started snowboarding in North of Scotland at the age of 9 and became passionate about it. Subsequently I became an instructor and have spent 6 seasons snowboard instructing/coaching in English, Dutch and German. I currently instruct and coach at Absolut Park, in Flachauwinkl, Austria. I have almost completed my BASI ISTD level 4 instructors qualification and I am studying sports psychology with the Open University

Mikko
norVern team rider
D.O.B. 9-11-1977
mikko brings many years experience to the team, he's got a very individual style in his snowboarding often riding in cities and finding the unique, unusual but amazing places to shoot. We are looking forward to sharing his style with you all.

im from Oulu Finland, I started snowboarding in 1990. I like to ride rails, jumps and powder. I rode 10 years for Nidecker as a professiona snowboarder, and trevelled around the world in contests and photoshoots. After that i rode for fun when ever i wanted, i was still sponsored by a Finnish snowboard company called Icon this company does not exist anymore. I´m lookin forward to start filming a new videopart and shoot photos for norVern.. I´m also a sponsored skateboarder, and play drums in a punkband. Feel free to check out my instagram @gettokitchen