STEVE HEMP

Social and Digital at K2, Freelancer, and Adventurer.
Apr 21
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Easter…

Between indoor skydiving, skiing, and my first week of work at K2, I thought it’d be fun to fly Kait up to Seattle and spend Easter weekend with her. Still unfamiliar with the city it was super nice to have her in town. We ate a lot of good food, went on some runs, and made some new friends. We also got to spend Easter brunch with my cousin, Stephanie who cooked a phenomenal meal. Huge thanks to Stephanie for having us. Bummed Kait had to head back to Colorado, but thankfully she will be out here soon enough. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter.

Apr 18
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Kamp K2…

My first official day at K2 was Monday, March 14. I also knew coming in that I’d be going on my first trip the next day, Tuesday, March 15. What was the trip for? Kamp K2! Kamp K2 rewards the top shop employees from around the nation. K2 flies them in from all around the country and then shows them what K2 is all about, good times, skiing, and a few adult beverages or two. The first activity of Kamp, indoor skydiving. Not a bad start to your second day at work if you ask me. Other highlights from the trip included skiing at Crystal, Stevens Pass, karaoke in Levensworth, WA, and of course rooming with the legendary DJ Mullet. Overall not a bad first week at K2.

Apr 13
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Seattle aka My New Home

After 18 hours in a U Haul and 5 hours of unpacking you start to go a little crazy. Lucky for me, upon my arrival I was greeted with open arms and good times. Leaving boxes unpacked, the fridge empty, and the new condo in shambles I spent my first weekend in the Emerald City exploring, running, baseball, drinking, and trying to get my “bearings straight”. Overall, the first weekend was a blast and I’m pumped to make Seattle my new home town.

Apr 08
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K2… 
Starting next Monday I will be an employee at K2. I am beyond stoked to have the opportunity and to work at such an iconic brand with a great team. 
I’ve been in Tahoe for three and a half years and have been blessed to work with quality people and at an incredible resort. Huge thanks to everyone at SIerra-at-Tahoe. 
The last few weeks have been hectic and chaotic, to say the least. After putting in my two weeks at SIerra, I’ve been busy wrapping everything up here and prepping for the move. 
Today, I am packing up the U-Haul, and tomorrow will start driving to Seattle, WA. Thanks again to everyone for their support. Stoked for this new season in life. 

K2… 

Starting next Monday I will be an employee at K2. I am beyond stoked to have the opportunity and to work at such an iconic brand with a great team. 

I’ve been in Tahoe for three and a half years and have been blessed to work with quality people and at an incredible resort. Huge thanks to everyone at SIerra-at-Tahoe. 

The last few weeks have been hectic and chaotic, to say the least. After putting in my two weeks at SIerra, I’ve been busy wrapping everything up here and prepping for the move. 

Today, I am packing up the U-Haul, and tomorrow will start driving to Seattle, WA. Thanks again to everyone for their support. Stoked for this new season in life. 

Apr 01
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April Fools… 

69” in 4 days. No joke. It’s the real deal and it’s also really deep! Better late than never. 

Shout out to Brian Walker for the photo.

April Fools…

69” in 4 days. No joke. It’s the real deal and it’s also really deep! Better late than never.

Shout out to Brian Walker for the photo.

Mar 31
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SF & Snow…

After a two days of exploring the pristine central California coastline Kait and I ventured up to San Francisco.

This was Kait’s first SF experience so I was super excited to show her around. After a quick pit stop at the Seward Slides we met up with Kelly, one of Kaits friends, for dinner. The next day we put on our tourist pants and went all over the city. Some of our adventures included, Delores Park, breakfast in the Fillmore, Bi-Rite creamery, walking around Pier 39, and Cristina’s salon opening in the Marina. Also, huge thanks to Kelly and Marcus for letting us stay at their place.

After a packed day we got back in the car and drove to Tahoe where it was snowing. Yes, snowing. In fact it was nuking. 18” overnight nuking. Interesting to go from surf to snow haha, it’s a body shocker. Anyway, on our drive back we were lucky enough to catch a killer sunset on the drive home. It was the perfect ending to an incredible trip!

Mar 28
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HWY 1…

Thanks to Kait’s awesome job and “work” schedule she was recently in Santa Barbara, CA. This gave me the genius idea to drive down to Santa Barbara, meet her and adventure back up the coast via Highway 1.

I’ve never driven the 1 so this was a new experience for the both of us. Needless to say the drive is incredible! We made sure to do it in style and spent 2 days driving from SB to San Francisco. Along the way we surfed, hiked a bit, and just had an overall awesome time.

The Central Coast of California is beautiful and I highly recommend everyone takes time time to check it out. These pics don’t even begin to do it justice. Now off to SF to explore the city before heading back to Tahoe.

Mar 19
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ColoRADo w/ Kait…

After wrapping up a crazy hectic weekend at Sierra, I thought it’d be fun to fly to Colorado and visit Kait.

Only having 48 hours in Colorado, Kait and I made sure we made each one count. After landing, we immediately ate at Stuben’s, spent the first night in the mountains, went on a hike the next day, ate at Coney Island, explored Pine Valley Ranch, had a beer at Our Mutual Friend, ate dinner with Susan and Chris, caught up with my folks, did the most awesome rope swing ever at Valor, acrobatics, happy hour with an AMAZING group of people, and finally a dinner with Ryan, her brother. It was way to short, but all in all, an awesome trip. Huge thanks to Kait for being so amazing I’m one lucky guy.

Mar 18
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Sally is Back on Skis…

Sally Francklyn is unbelievable! Two years after a TBI, she’s back on her skis and crushing it! You are an inspiration and truly a superwoman.

Reg, (her dad) put together a nice video showcasing her linking some awesome turns. Way to go Sal.

Mar 17
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Golden Celebration -

This past weekend was definitely a highlight of my career at Sierra Resort. After a lot of hard work, planning, and coordination, it was so rewarding to see it all come together. The result was astonishing. I am still speechless.

The entire community came together to celebrate the girls and their achievements. Residents painted their faces red, white and blue. Others lined the streets and held signs along the 14-mile-long parade route that read “welcome home” and “we are so proud.”

The girls also had a blast and received many accolades and awards from the state, city, and county. Plus, the media attention and results have been all time. Pumped on the overall event and excited I got to celebrate with the girls. They deserve it. Check out Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s Facebook for more photos and video.