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As a Salt Lake City native, sport and the mountains that loom just outside of my backdoor have played a huge part in shaping my life. I was introduced to skiing at age two and eventually switched to snowboarding in 1999; all the while playing football (or soccer if you prefer) and ice hockey. Since that early age, I’ve had a constant urge to gain elevation – to live a life enriched by the mountains and sport.

In 2011, I graduated with a degree in Mass Communication/News and Editorial Journalism and with a minor in Italian from the University of Utah; shortly thereafter, my passions for snowboarding and travel led me to the French Alps, where I worked with the marketing and product development teams at Salomon Snowboards’ global headquarters.

During my time in France, I quickly recognized that the mountain, snowboard and sporting lifestyle is truly a global passion. Sport is fueled passionate, dynamic and unique people, and – throughout my various work experiences, the sport industry started to feel like home.

After a handful years in marketing, product, and sales-based jobs in the snowboard industry, I decided to work exclusively as a journalist and freelance content creator. With a clear focus on documenting adventure, amazing locales, and cultural experiences, it has been my desire to streamline the efforts of brands and individuals.

While my focus has been on snowboarding and action sports, for the past several years I have had the burning urge to dive into the global football industry and apply my skills to the world’s most popular game. As a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter, I have recently made the move to the city of Liverpool to participate in the University of Liverpool’s Football Industries Program to learn the ins and outs of football and to document all thing football as they unfold before me.

Everyone has a story; someone has to tell it.

I aspire to be that person.

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A little more about me: I am passionate about the culinary arts, photography, and playing Blues music. I am fluent in French and Italian and I am currently learning Spanish.


 
 

// Experience

RETAIL:

Milosport Snowboard and Skateboard Shop: Salt Lake City

MARKETING / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:

Salomon Snowboards: Annecy, France

OUTSIDE SALES:

Salomon Snowboards, Burton Snowboards

FREELANCE JOURNALISM / CATALOG WRITING:

Salamon Snowboards, Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine, Pleasure Snowboard Magazin (Germany)


// contact

patchharrington@gmail.com