I was part of the original group who started Decline Magazine in 2003. We saw an opportunity through the lack of downhill and freeride coverage to create in-depth features on everything from athletes to events and product development. I witnessed the rise of enduro first-hand and began integrating content into the magazine. While I contributed to many areas that helped create each issue, I primarily served as lead on all product-related articles, as a tester and writer, before becoming the Editor.
I began working at Marzocchi in 1999 and their rapid growth soon had me managing the Service Department. I assisted with product launches, media reviews, events, product development, service procedures, and quality control. I created their first tuning and service guides, and helped support campaigns, photo and video shoots.