We had the chance to sit down with KINDAHOLIC, Susie Floros, the women’s team manager at Burton Snowboards. Here’s what she had to say about how she stays KIND on and off the snow…
What is the lifestyle of a snowboarding team manager?
It involves lots of travel! This season I will be in Breckenridge, Aspen, Mammoth, Snow Basin UT, Canada, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, France and Vermont to name a few spots!
Once on the road, I get to work with amazing people at events and shoots. As a team manager for Burton, I am constantly in contact with all the team riders, product managers, marketing & PR crew. A snowboard, iphone & camera are essential tools on the job!
How do your talents and passions play into your job?
I love snowboarding, photography, writing, travel, spending time with good people, and helping others out…that about sums up my job – not a bad one to have!
Have you seen any inspiring acts of kindness in snowboarding recently?
All the time! Snowboarders are some of the KINDEST humans I’ve ever had the chance to know. Hannah Teter gives back through charity efforts like Hannah’s Gold and Sweet Cheeks. Kelly Clark started the Kelly Clark Foundation which offers scholarships to kids with financial needs. And most recently, I got to meet and ride with Amy Purdy who is the co-founder and development director for Adaptive Action Sports. She is also double-leg amputee who rips on a snowboard! When I rode with Amy in Breck, she was teaching a crew of recently wounded Vets who were wounded in Afghanistan. Talk about KIND and inspiring!
How did you get hooked on KIND?
I got hooked on KIND Bars when I was training for the NYC Marathon this Fall. I needed a healthy snack with protein that could help sustain energy during the longer runs and KIND filled that need.
What are your favorite flavors?
I love Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter & Strawberry is delicious too – I would choose it over a classic PB&J sandwich any day!
When do you find yourself snacking on a KIND bar the most?
At the top of the pipe or slopestyle course on a contest or practice day when I realize I haven’t had the chance to eat a proper lunch!
We have a saying “It’s usually the nuts that change the world.” Is this true in snowboarding?
This is true in all areas of life. The most interesting, forward-thinking people tend to be the ones that “the norm” would consider insane and the same goes for snowboarding.
Any fun projects you would like to share with the KIND community?
Yes! Burton Snowboards just started a new website for women! I’m contributing to the site along with our entire women’s team, co-workers, actress Joy Bryant, DJ Jasmine Solano, Ashley Barker, Jen Sherowski, Tricia Byrnes, Anke Eberhardt, Laura Austin & other great voices in this life we call snowboarding.