So instead of a white wedding, Shaun has his sights set on Whitespace, the active lifestyle company that he founded just before his retirement.
“After years and years and years of working with brands, I finally decided at this point in my career…that I really wanted to do this and now is the time,” he explained. “I can take all the expertise from working with these brands, the knowledge of snowboards themselves and product development and put that all into my own thing.”
Looking to the future, Shaun hopes that he can continue to make an impact on the sport of snowboarding—even if he’s not actively grinding on the halfpipe. “We are talking to some really talented young riders in this space and I am hoping to get them on the program and really help their careers,” he shared. “That would really just be the full circle for me.”