In partnership with SIA, TransWorld Business launched its first ever “Bro’d To SIA” contest, designed to stoke out one lucky shop kid with an all access trip to the 2013 SIA Snow Show.
We asked shop kids to weigh in on why it was important to them to get sponsored to come out to Denver, Colorado for three nights between January 31 and February 5, 2013, and we sifted through answers to find the top response.
Without further ado, we present to you this year’s “Bro’d To SIA” winner, Josh Johnson, of The Youth Shelter Supply. Josh says he hopes to pursue a career within the snow industry and hopes the trip to SIA will put him in touch with all the right contacts to make that dream a reality in the near future.
We caught up with Johnson in celebratory mode to hear more.
How long you been at YSS and what do you do there?
I have been working at The Youth Shelter Supply for about 3 years now. I do everything from selling products on the sales floor, to board maintenance and repair, to designing ads, to cleaning the porcelain [laughs]. Everyday there is always some sort of new task that needs to be done, which is cool, because no two days are ever the same.
Why’d you sign up for this contest?
I signed up for the contest because my boss sent me an e-mail telling me that I should check it out. I went to the website to get more information about the contest. It seemed like a legit way to start to meet more people in the snow industry, and a good way to get “my foot in the door,” so I entered.
What are you most psyched on ?
I’m definitely most psyched about just going to SIA. I have never been to SIA, so to have an all expenses paid trip is a dream come true.
What are your goals in the snow industry?
I love to draw, paint, and design things on my computer, so my goal in the snow industry is to one day be working for a snowboard company designing board graphics. It’s a pretty big goal, but I’m going to do everything I possibly can to make it happen.
How do you think hitting SIA will help you achieve them?
I think by going to SIA, it will hopefully give me a chance to meet people that will be able to guide me in the right direction and give me advice as to things I should start to do to becoming a designer for a company.
Anything I missed?
I would like to thank Transworld Business for hooking me up with this trip, and also Mike Pettit from The Youth Shelter Supply for telling me about this contest!