Hi there fellow snow and mountain enthusiasts. My name is Tawnya Lee Schultz and snowboarding has had a piece of my heart now for almost two decades.
I grew up in the mountains outside of L.A., but found a love for the white fluffy stuff early during family trips to Mammoth Mountain. While I started out as a kid skiing with my sister, in high school I just had to try this thing that everyone else was doing, because like many of us, I wanted to be “in with the in crowd”. Little did I know the journey snowboarding would take me on.
While in college studying journalism, I worked at a skate and snowboard shop part-time and ended up at many trade shows, premieres and events where I fell in love with the culture of snowboarding. Between watching every snowboard video I could get my hands on and reading every article in every snowboard magazines, I made it my mission to move to Lake Tahoe after college and pursue my dreams as a snowboard journalist and mountain local.
After years of hard work and literally giving my content away to create a name for myself, I ended up becoming an editor at Snowboard Magazine for five years and started my own annual magazine— Tahoe Snowboard Magazine, which lasted three seasons. In 2011 I co-authored a book called "Mastering Snowboarding" with Olympian Hannah Teter, and wrote a children's how-to snowboarding book— "Sammy the Shredder." More recently I was a weekly contributor at Burton Girls (burtongirls.com) and have written for GoPro, TransWorld, ESPN, X Games, Red Bull...the list goes on.
Needless to say, I love what snowboarding has brought to my life and my mission has always been to bring that passion and inspiration to others, whether they've ever been on snow or not. With that said, welcome to the Snowboard site for . I hope you find some inspiration here and please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love and Endless Powder Days,
Associate Managing Editor at SNOWBOARD Magazine for five years. Founded and helped publish the SNOWBOARD Mag Women's Annual.
Founder/Editor at Tahoe Snowboard Magazine from 2010-2013
Author of "Sammy the Shredder"- a children's animated storybook
Co-author with Olympian Hannah Teter of the how-to guide "Mastering Snowboarding".
Writer for burtongirls.com, ESPN X Games, Red Bull, GoPro, TransWorld Snowboarding
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Antelope Valley College
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge.
I can't imagine what my life would be like without snowboarding. The friends I have made, the places I have traveled, the pure passion and love I have for being on the mountain is something I never take for granted. I hope this site inspires you in the way snowboarding has inspired me in all aspects of my life.