With subscriptions to Surfer and Thrasher magazine in the mailbox every month, I grew up living my California dream; albeit in the utterly flat state of Minnesota. Sadly, the diminutive waves that the boats created and the particularly short seasons of sunny weather left me yearning for more. After finishing my education in yet another landlocked state, Idaho, I made my way back to the cold winters of Minnesota to get some good corporate experience under my belt. There I learned the ways of the big clientele. Finally, I was ready. After a pit stop in Idaho for some excellent winter skiing, I headed west for California!