The first in an ongoing series of Expert Member profiles, BRUIZZA has been with the Sierra Snowboard community since the very beginning. If you've been in any of the forums or ever asked a question via chat, chances are you've already met him, virtually at least.
Real name: Brian McCabe
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia, but I currently reside in Westminster, Colorado
Home mountain: Keystone
Favorite board(s): Whatever I am currently riding, which happens to be the Capita Sierrascope and Burton Custom V-Rocker these days.
Favorite bindings: Burton Cartels
Favorite boots: Burton Ions
Favorite other gear: My truck
What terrain do you like to ride? My crew and I ride all over the mountain from the park to the back bowls, and everything in between.
What’s on your iPod these days? I can't get enough of the new Jay-Z CD The Blueprint 3.
What would be your dream snowboard trip? Whistler with my normal riding crew and the Sierra Snowboard crew I have had the pleasure of riding with these past two years.
Why do you spend so much time in the Sierra Snowboard online community? I have a ton of fun everyday on Sierra, and it also helps my workday go by faster.
Words to live by (e.g. favorite quote, unsolicited advice)? You only live once so have fun.
SierraSnowboard.com has recruited a handful of dedicated forum members to represent us and help customers in our 24/7 live customer chat. They have been chosen for various reasons, which include their obvious love of snow sports, the positive presence that they have shown throughout their time here on our site and their continued helpfulness when given the opportunity to help others.
These members were hand-selected for this particular task based on their abundance of knowledge of Sierra's overall store information and customer service knowledge base, as well as their extensive, and very useful, knowledge of the variety of product that we supply. Our Expert Members range in both age and gender, as well as geographical location, which gives our customers great variety in the knowledge base that they have at their fingertips, no matter the time of day.
Or, to put more simply: They love snowboarding. They love being on a site where other people love talking about snowboarding. And they like helping us out because we’re friends.