Papa G

That first school ski trip. 16 years old I was hooked. At 20 we (Team of 2) rented a small lock up store selling samples of ski and sports clothing and called the store Two Seasons that was in 1983.

We always made time to have fun in the mountains and enjoy the Ocean and as the Two seasons family grew so did mine with three wonderful children, Matt, Amy, Beth and a beautiful wife Sue we travelled got on the snow and water wherever we ventured in the world. By 2008 we had 100 staff 13 stores and website selling ski/snowboard surf and skate and to safeguard the future of the business we sold to the Billabong family.

Working with an international surf company was an amazing experience working with Australian and Californian like-minded people and I ended up moving to Hossagor France as head of Retail for Europe. Meeting the founder of Billabong Gordon Merchant who is the biggest advocate for Athlete sponsorship and supporting young Groms into surfing was an inspiration.

When Billabong was acquired by Quiksilver corp and the money men moved in, it was time was to get out and support something that was routed in community and what better than working with family. My new-born Grandson refers to me as Papa G which seems apt as the oldest one of the Bamboobay team!!