So let’s start with some basics – where are you from & where you do you reside now?
I grew up in Gig Harbor, WA and lived between there and Seattle until I moved to Ketchum, ID nine years ago. Ketchum is a unique small town that surrounds the Sun Valley ski resort and has 2 super fun, Dreamland built skate parks (Ketchum and Hailey) and great access for snowboarding, mountain biking and some rivers.
Brian Fick has been a inspiration to myself and many others especially in the San Diego region. He never cool guyed anyone or thought of himself higher then us. We (Brandon/Alex Perelson, Josh Stafford, and the rest of us at the Clairemont skatepark) would always watch Brian shred the bowl with these long Backside tailslides, then he would pop out onto the deck and start setting up flashes to shoot photos of people like Peter Hewitt, Darren Navarette, and all the other pros at the time who were also our inspirations and still are to this day. He shot some of the most creative covers of Automatic Magazine back then too, recently married and happy as hell.. couldn’t be any more stoked to see Brain Fick on the board or behind the lens. Regardless he’s gonna destroy it.