My name is Jake Elhart, and I'm the owner and manager of Tribe Snowboards. I attended University of Colorado (2010-11), before relocating to Mammoth Lakes, CA, where I have resided since. In the years immediately after school, I worked as a combination of a Lift Operator during the day and snowboard technician in the evenings. In 2014, I purchased a couple snowboard presses and started my own company, Tribe Snowboards.
I've been the primary owner, and full time manager at Tribe the past three years. With the company entirely in my control, I've handled everything from the CAD design work and board building, to running our marketing campaign. I'm very proud of the progress we've made as a company, however it hasn't been enough to pay the bills.
I'm going to continue to run Tribe in my spare time, but unfortunately need to take a step back, in order to take a step forward as an individual.