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An extreme journalist by trade (it even says so on her waterproof business cards), Brooke Geery has seen it all. Okay, maybe not all, but most. As a high school student in Vermont (where Pat Bridges, the founder of snowboarding grew up) she carried a lunch box, wore a mechanic-style jacket (with a tag bearing the name “Joe”), and drove a used Saab.. make that two used Saabs. There was an incident with the first one. Brooke could best be described as productively lazy. She takes care of business, but also recently slept through a live emo show, where she was in the front row. Her pride and joy (aside from her fabulously sweet man) is her new patio… more specifically its slate covering and bitchin’ plants. Patios, after all, are a good place to be lazy while thinking about being productive. Speaking of lazy, she recently installed a sprinkler timer, so the awesome plants she is so proud of will now water themselves at 5:30am as she dreams of a slate kitchen floor (to compliment the patio), and a new sliding door. Brooke graduated high school a year early, and has all of the acceptable two letter scrabble words and most of their definitions memorized. Triple word score? She prefers to use the letter “X” in that situation. Extreme indeed. As the founding editor of Alliance Wakeskate, an online magazine, Brooke lives the extreme. Frontside or backside, she can rock n' roll, and occasionally still likes skateboarding. Occasionally. She also is a regular contributor to Future Snowboarding Magazine, and has been a part of several failed dot coms. When not being generally extreme, Brooke watches TV — lots of TV. TIVO helps her avoid commercials, as good thing since she is easily annoyed. In fact, she is probably pissed you had the patience to make it to the end of this. She would have fallen asleep.

I learned to use Youtube

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Being a filmmaker is hard. I must have saved these 15 times before they were small enough for Youtube, but high enough quality to not look like crap. Anyway, I finally succeeded so go check them out!

Day 1: Northstar-at-Tahoe

Day 2: Sierra-at-Tahoe

Girls on Film

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I have been riding in Tahoe, working on my suntan (ok, burn) and making videos of the Nikita photoshoot. I am not sure exactly how it happened, but I made one video and they convinced me to stay longer so I could make videos every day. apparently people appreciate my randomness and dry wit. so anyway, the compression on these suck. I will be posting all of them on futuresnowboarding.com when I am done here and they will look better, but if you want a special sneek peak, here ya go!

Day Two

Nikita Chicks and Stuff

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I am down in mid-California, about to go ride Northstar with the Nikita team girls. While there may be an epic video coming out of this day, the real reason I was here was the Nikita Chickita event at Mammoth. I’ve been helping out Josh as event manager — getting sponsors, hyping up girls on the internet, and various other important tasks. All my hard work finally came to fruition on Saturday and I’d say we ran a pretty rad event. There certainly was a lot of free stuff for the girls, and well, everyone loves free stuff.

I had planned to shoot photos of the contest but got recruited to judge instead. I managed to snap a few shots from the judging booth, but nothing spectacular. I did manage to crush a few girls dreams and progress snowboarding with my judging though. Actually, I don’t think I did either of those things. In fact when one girl complained that she should have made finals I made the executive call to just let her in.  It worked out, she ended up getting third.

Anyway, the event was awesome. Super mellow. I’ve written about 4 different stories about it, and here is a link to the one I did on  Future Snowboarding. Actually, it ended up being a tag team with Kevin Westenbarger because this event was such a big deal we both ended up doing posts. Most of the photos are his, but here is my favorite of my photos from the event. This is the winners of the Nikita Sponsorship for the past two years:

After the event I rode at Mammoth and Holy Crap! that mountain is fun. I even rode halfpipe and got like “head high” (you know, the height of a human head.) Here’s a sweet picture of me at the top of the mountain. Thanks to Kim from Osiris for making this masterpiece happen.

Yay Mountains!