"The best rider on the mountain isn't necessarily the person doing the craziest air or shredding the gnarliest line. The best rider on the mountain is the person with the most joy in their heart."
After training to become a solar technician in 2008, TanSnowMan (as he's best known) was given the vision for Panda Poles, and has been working within the field of sustainable and regenerative living for well over a decade. Competing in freeride skiing since age 15, and Chief of the Panda Tribe since 2010, snowsports have also been at the epicenter of his paradigm for most of his life. TanSnowMan helped found the community non-profit organization called JenkStars, which produces music festivals and art venues from reclaimed materials, using only solar and wind for the lighting and sound. Approaching all of life with a sense of playfulness and reverence, his personal motto is 'to play is to pray'. And spreading the gospel on ecological regeneration, creating community connection, and building systems of co-operation and healing is his life's purpose. Panda Vibes is a perfect synergy of these principals, and it is his honor to help bring this project to the world.
Lindsay Semilla is dedicated to the healing of the Earth and all of its creatures! Visionary and co-creator of Future Proper and Embody Convergence, she believes the embodiment of anything that creates harmony resonance and unity is the biggest game changer we could offer up our energy to. She really loves playing with groups of people to collectively manifest our dreams! Lindsay has been studying and practicing Qi Gong since 2011, a practice that has transformed her life in the best way possible. She has been on skis since she was 3 and started snowboarding in 1998! Her love of the Earth and snow is reflected in her love of her own personal evolution.
Connor Ryan resides where the snow has freshly fallen falling or the sun is shining, and oftentimes both. He is a nomad by nature and a skier by choice. More at home on a chairlift than a couch and as likely to be found atop a distant peak in winter as summer. He was born and raised in Colorado amongst the mountains who have always been his biggest inspirations and closest relatives, perhaps an unlikely fit for his Hunkpapa Lakota and Irish immigrant heritage. Although you’ll find him skiing whenever possible, he also has a passion for trail running, poetry, photography, and filmmaking. As an activist his passions are a tool for environmental stewardship and conservation as well as preserving Lakota language, ceremonies, and culture.
Connor is an ambassador for NativesOutdoors a Native American owned and operated outdoor media and apparel company. Through this channel he seeks to bridge the sacred traditions, ceremonies, and relationships that connected Lakota people to the land for centuries into his relationship to GrandMother Earth that comes from skiing.
Madalyn Love is a psychic new earth guide, a love, relationship and intimacy coach, singer songwriter, sound healer and cacao priestess. She has been teaching dynamic hatha yoga since 2015 and has a background in nutrition coaching which catalyzed her spiritual awakening. Madalyn accesses the Akashic records to assist in aligning to our souls blueprint, helps energetically clear blockages and re-activates soul level gifts to deepen understanding of how to align with our original selves. She holds a ceremonial space for deep connection, healing and remembrance of soul, and how to embody our gifts within the human experience through the power of love.
Growing up in Montana and Colorado, she connected deeply with the mountains and the cleansing power of snow at a very young age. Mountains are guardians, and protectors holding ancient wisdom for us all to tune into as we intentionally BEcome present with the essence of their beauty.
Abbey is student of life, traveler of worlds, and steward to the Earth. Her path has lead her to explore many avenues of conscious and balanced life and now she acts as a guide to assist others on their journey. She holds space for personal transformation through the sharing of yoga, meditation, cranial sacral therapy, intuitive energy work, and human design. She believes in playing to grow and is an advocate for everyone to embody their highest state of being.