Ever heard of shine theory?
It’s the idea that if you surround yourself with powerful women, you’ll bring out the best in yourself, too. To us, this gets to the heart of our Burton Girls Ambassadors: we get down and rise up together. While this group of progressive women is connected by their wild spirits, enduring passion, and mutual love for the outdoors, what sets them apart is just as important. We’ve got artists, athletes, mothers, and entrepreneurs among us – and so much more. Read on and get to know our community.
Alex is an accomplished chef and culinarian, a stand-up comedian, and experienced on-camera host. As a humanitarian, she is passionate about the environment, health, hunger and sustainability initiatives. In 2017, she took the role of Head Chef at the new Venice Beach café/restaurant, Great White. Her goal is to have a positive impact and bring joy to those around her, one meal at a time.
Charley is both a freelance marketing consultant and a self-taught photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. She's on the constant lookout for the next great experience, collecting stories of people, places, and human insights to share visually. She believes ice cream should always be eaten off the cone.
Meg loves and lives in Big Bear Lake, CA. Being surrounded by mountains provides a natural playground for Meg and her four-year old son to venture out for daily rock climbing and camping adventures. She channels her passion for the outdoors into her collective, @mountaingirls, which was created to inspire women to get outside together.
Mirae considers herself a sun and snow-seeker first, photographer second, and digital media expert third. Though she loves her Whistler, BC, home, she considers herself lucky to use photography as a means to experience new places and share them with others. She adores all alpine activities, regardless of the season.
Rebecca "Possum" Torr
Possum is a former Olympic
snowboarder and New Zealand native who now calls Mammoth Lakes, CA, home. She
spends her days riding Mammoth Mountain or adventuring in the backcountry with her
husky, Ryder. By night, she works as a bartender. Possum loves to golf, surf, and
explore her beautiful backyard in the eastern Sierras.
Residing in Revelstoke, BC, Kate is a tail guide
at K3 Cat Ski and working towards becoming a full lead guide. On her days
off, she teaches snow safety skills with avalanche awareness courses. The
highlight of her life is showing her son, Timber, the wonders of the natural
world. She believes that her career in the outdoors is a privilege, but sharing
time with her family in the mountains is irreplaceable.
Sam is a former slopestyle
competitor from Alberta. After an extensive collection of injuries, she now
seeks the softer landings of the backcountry. She is currently working towards
her private pilot’s license. She loves dogs, Mexican food, and hanging with
Skylar was born and raised in the tiny town of Tottenham, Ontario, and currently lives and works as a model in Los Angeles. She loves being on the mountain with other Burton Girls, acting like fools and pushing each other’s limits. She has three dogs named Spike, Ozwald, and Weener.
Zuzy is a professional photographer and illustrator living in Sun Peaks, BC. Creating art, discovering music, and snowboarding are key elements of her life. Nature inspires Zuzy’s artwork, and she’s always looking for new ideas and inspiration in the world around her. When she isn’t working or drawing, all her spare time is spent up in the mountains.
Originally from Orange County, CA, Kristen knew she belonged in the mountains at a young age. Now that she lives in Big Bear Lake, CA, you can catch her following her dreams and teaching snowboard lessons at Bear Mountain. She is passionate about adventuring and camping with her dog when she’s not on snow.
Annie is a 26-year old athlete and certified nutritionist. She has lived in the beautiful state of Washington for the last 10 years and currently works as a Nutrition Educator for the Tulalip Tribes. Snowboarding gave her the confidence to pursue her favorite activities, including hiking, mountaineering, and landscape photography. Her goal in life is to use her talents to encourage others to live happy, healthy, passion-filled lives.
Melrose currently lives in the small town of Saint-Lazare, QC. She has been snowboarding and riding horses since she was four and five-years old respectively, and she hasn’t stopped since. While studying law enforcement, Melrose also works as an international model. She’s thankful for a schedule that allows her to travel and snowboard often.
Now that you’ve got a feel for our crew, take a listen to their collaborative Spotify playlist below. Follow them throughout the season and join us by sharing your own experiences with #BurtonGirls and #GetDownRiseUp. ∆
The Burton Girls Ambassadors Program highlights a diverse crew of women from all over. Together, they are pursuing passions, rising to the occasion, and making it their mission to inspire and engage with other women in their communities. With their strong spirits and unapologetic attitudes, the Burton Girls Ambassadors are leaving their mark on the world and we’re taking note.